Maritime Union of Australia Is Offering A Peace Deal To End Dispute Causing Delays [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Maritime Union of Australia Is Offering A Peace Deal To End Dispute Causing Delays [Headlines]

The Maritime Union says it is willing to accept a 12-month extension of its current pay deal, to bring an end to an industrial dispute.

By Hope NewsroomWednesday 30 Sep 2020

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team

The Maritime Union says it is willing to accept a 12-month extension of its current pay deal, to bring an end to an industrial dispute.

Union reps and stevedore Patrick are due to hold talks today about the dispute which has disrupted the nation’s supply chain.

Four more people have died in Victoria from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

There were 13 more cases recorded.

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Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she wants people to start returning to Sydney’s CBD and other city centres, such as Parramatta, for work.

But she says it must be done in a COVID-safe way.

A new rapid COVID-19 test is being developed in Queensland.

Research around the 60-second test is showing promising results.

Unemployed young people could soon be offered extra cash incentives to help with the harvest season.

It’s part of a budget package aiming to boost farm production.

Backpackers and seasonal workers picking fruit could also be able to extend their visas even further.

A man has been charged after a loaded shotgun was found on the roof of a home in Stanhope Gardens, in Sydney’s north-west early this morning.

PolAir was called in to join a police pursuit which ended in the arrest of a 28-year-old man.

Fire and Rescue New South Wales has issued a warning not to leave cooking unattended after a house in Sydney’s north-west was severely damaged by fire overnight.

Firefighters took two hours to extinguish the blaze at Glenhaven.

Australian Marc Polmans is through to the second round of the French Open tennis – defeating French player, Ugo Umbert, in four sets.