NSW rail workers have been ordered by the Fair Work Commission to abandon their 24-hour strike on the NSW train network on Monday, as well as their indefinite ban on overtime from 6pm on Thursday.
Just before 1.30pm on Thursday, the commission's senior deputy president Jonathan Hamberger ruled that both forms of industrial action "threatens to endanger the welfare of part of the population".
They also threatened "to cause significant damage to the economy of Sydney - the largest and most economically important city in Australia", Mr Hamberger said.
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I’m at the Fair Work Commission where Sydney Trains are bringing an application to suspend industrial action by rail workers.— Lisa Visentin (@LisaVisentin) January 24, 2018
The strike was due to affect all regional XPTs as well as intercity trains and Sydney Trains suburban trains.
The suspension of the strike and overtime ban will begin from 6pm on Thursday and last until 6pm on March 8.