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A PLANNED strike by rail maintenance workers that threatened to disrupt services on Caulfield Cup day has been called off.
Rolling stock workers were going to fix only "safety-critical faults" during three days of industrial action due to start tomorrow and end at 1pm on Saturday.
Rail, Tram and Bus Union divisional organiser Grant Wainwright said it had done everything it could to minimize the impact on the travelling public."Agreeing to pull these stoppages is an act of good faith on our members behalf.’’ Mr Wainwright said.
"At the end of the day all we want for our members is good conditions and a fair wage outcome in line with industry standards."
Four unions have been engaged in pay negotiations with the train operator, Metro, for several months.
This article first appeared on www.heraldsun.com.au
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