PILOTS at the port of Brisbane have withdrawn plans for industrial action on Thursday.

They had intended to stop work for 24 hours in a dispute against employer Poseidon Sea Pilots, commencing 0001 on 24 August.

But after meetings with PSP on Tuesday 22 August, the Australian Maritime Officers Union has announced the strike will not go ahead.

“As a show of good faith after a productive meeting with PSP … the AMOU just withdrew our protected action for Thursday,” AMOU Queensland organiser Tracey Ellis said.

Documents are now being finalised ahead of a vote; the union is hopeful that if the vote goes smoothly there won’t be a need for action.

“Poseidon Sea Pilots appreciates the support it received from the industry and the port stakeholders,” AMS Group CEO Glen Marshall said.

“As promised, the port remains open.”