THE MARITIME Union of Australia has called off its protected industrial action at DP World’s Australian terminals for today (Tuesday 5 December).

The 24-hour suspension comes after a day of negotiations between the two parties. There are meetings planned throughout this week

MUA assistant national secretary Adrian Evans said: “Yesterday’s negotiations were positive, so the MUA has suspended our Protected Industrial Action for 24 hours in good faith.

“We will be assessing each day and if there is movement, we will suspend for another 24 hours,” Mr Evans said.

“We think we can reach agreement in principle over the six days of meetings but that is dependent on DP World’s preparedness to land a fair deal.”

The union on Monday announced another round of protected industrial action, which extends through 18 December.

The union began industrial action in early October after negotiations for a new enterprise bargaining agreement collapsed.