This is frankly concerning.
Firstly, given the original post by one of the moderators in vehement support of Monica Cellio and decrying the response of Stack Exchange in this situation, this rapid about-face make the sentiments expressed there really rather disingenuous.
Secondly, neither moderator has publicly announced their reinstatement to the community. Instead, one has responded to a post congratulating “the mods” on “placing the needs of The Workplace community first” through an unspecified action, which I can only surmise is asking to be reinstated. This is all the more troubling given these moderators did not openly consult the community before requesting to be reinstated, which demonstrates the same lack of transparency that they had accused Stack Exchange of in its handling of the moderator dismissal situation.
It is difficult to see their actions as putting the community first given that it significantly undermines the stance of the ~45 moderators that have resigned or suspended their activities in order to elicit an appropriate response from Stack Exchange regarding the circumstances of Monica Cellio’s dismissal and a Code of Conduct that respects all members.
The silence surrounding this has been deafening, except for this recent question on The Workplace.
On that note, what do these actions by moderators, who are supposed to be representatives of the community, mean for our "collective bargaining" for transparency and respect from Stack Exchange?