It is hoped mass strike action at the country's main transport companies can be avoided following progress at talks between unions and management at Bus Éireann.
Unions put forward proposals to the Labour Relations Commission for senior management to take a cut in wages as well. It is believed the calls have been taken on board.
SIPTU had warned before the talks that over 4,000 of its members at Dublin Bus and Irish Rail could go on strike if the pay dispute is not resolved.
Meanwhile, the vast majority of bus services continue as normal today after drivers agreed to suspend the strike for 48 hours yesterday.
Customers are advised to check the company website for the latest updates.