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The Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) says it has suspended planned industrial action against coal freight company Aurizon.
The union had planned rolling 24-hour stoppages in the Blackwater system, in Queensland's Central Highlands region, from Thursday, but that has now been called off, with Aurizon agreeing to further negotiation.
Stoppages were held in the Goonyella system yesterday.
State president Bruce Mackie said the union would meet with representatives from the company today to resolve a number of issues in the proposed workplace agreement.
"But we are attending, with our workplace delegates, with a very open mind, because at the end of this, all we want is a workplace agreement that takes into account work-life balance and the particular roles that our members do in Aurizon," he said.
Mr Mackie said the further talks were an important step forward.
"This is a sufficient enough development that we've called off legal, protected industrial action," he said.
"Let's be realistic, the best way for this agreement to be resolved is for the workplace delegates, RTBU officials and decision-makers from the business, sitting around the room and trying to come up with an agreement."
Aurizon said it was committed to bargaining in good faith with rail unions for new enterprise agreements.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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