The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ordered NSW rail workers to cancel their 24-hour strike on Monday. The ban on overtime from 6pm today has also been abandoned for six weeks, starting from 6pm today and running until 6pm on March 8.
After a five-hour hearing before the FWC, which wrapped up earlier today, the commission's senior deputy president Jonathan Hamberger ruled both forms of industrial action "threaten to endanger the welfare of part of the population". The NSW Treasury also estimated the potential economic burden to be between $50 million and $90 million.
While strike action is on hold for the time being, the equivalent of a Saturday timetable is still in place for today, so you might want to look for an alternative way home.
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