9 Apr 2011

Port strike postponed

8:37 am on 9 April 2011

Industrial action that threatened to cripple all ports in Australia has been averted, at least for a few weeks.

Maritime workers around the nation have decided not to walk off the job over a pay dispute.

In a statement issued on Friday night, the Maritime Union of Australia said it had offered to withdraw a notice of industrial action in return for a revised offer from Patrick Stevedores.

The ABC reports that talks between the MUA and Patrick are expected to resume next week.