The way I see this issue is that it is an 'administrative' policy.
There is no policy that is stating that fatigue will be cured by a 48hr 'rest' - simply that the recording of SKF is limited to a 48hr period.
At the end of the day the tools in your 'toolbox' to deal with fatigue are readily available;
- Do not fly if you are fatigued.
- If you suffer a fatigue related safety issue, write an ASR.
Most companies management structures are not democratic, EK obviously falls into this category and clearly does not require a vote to decide policies (unfortunately!).
I agree with Fellowship - this comes back to AAR who is trying to cover himself for the shortage of pilots he has created by recruitment screw ups and creating a negative image of EK as a place to work...