METRO buses will operate as scheduled today after the Rail, Tram and Bus Union called off its planned strike action.
The strike would have been the fourth in two weeks.
Drivers walked off the job between 1pm and 2pm yesterday - affecting services between noon and 3pm - for a stopwork meeting.
Union state secretary Sam Simonetis said it was a chance to explain to drivers what had occurred at the meeting on Wednesday with Metro management.
``We could see no point in going ahead with the action (today), because nothing will change before we meet (with management) late next week,'' she said.
Mrs Simonetis said in the meantime, union members would continue to wear casual dress and would not work any overtime on Monday.
She was cautiously optimistic that Metro would agree to the union's demand for a 3 per cent pay rise, but said the union would accept a two-year deal rather than its original three-year proposal.
Metro chief executive Heather Haselgrove declined to comment further yesterday, other than to confirm today's services would run as normal.
Ms Haselgrove said on Wednesday that she was optimistic of finding a resolution.