Triple M GV 95.3 Local News Wec Oct 4

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Triple M GV 95.3 Local News Wec Oct 4

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Nursing staff at Echuca's Bupa aged care facility begin industrial action today as part of a campaign for better pay and staffing levels.

The first stage of action involves staff wearing red T-shirts by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation and handing out information about conditions to residents and visitors.

It follows 14 months of negotiating between the ANMF and Bupa for a wage boost, better staffing levels and improved ratios of nurses and carers to residents per shift.

The union claims a Bupa registered nurse earns over $4 thousand 700 less a year than industry standard rates -- enrolled nurses and carers also paid thousands less than at competing aged care facilities.

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Police need help locating 17-year-old JAWAD WALKER, who was last seen in the Shepparton 19 days ago. 

The missing teenager hasn't been spotted since and anyone who knows his current whereabouts is urged to contact Shepparton police.

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The impact of this year's grand final eve public holiday on the region is yet to be revealed but many businesses say it can't be good.

Touring the region with Damian Drum yesterday, Small Business Minister Michael Mccormack was amazed how frequently the public holiday was raised as an issue.

He says one business owner he spoke to locally lost money from opening despite having a busy day.

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The nominees for the 44th Annual Georgy Awards have been announced for 2017.

Recognising excellence in theatre in Northern Victoria - the winners in the Juniors and Seniors categories will be announced on November 11.

Among the announcements made on the night will be Best Play, and Best Musical.

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Greater Shepparton's Corporate Pedometer Challenge kicked off this week - raising funds for charities while getting people active.

Participants deliver their entry fees to one of three charities - either GV Health, Shepparton Retirement Villages, or Sporting Chance.

Nearly $17 thousand was raised by participants last year.

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An investigation into the actions of Shepparton United player and fan actions during the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League preliminary final on Sunday are continuing.

Eaglehawk approached the league following their 3-1 win, alleging their players were the victims of violence, abusive language and spitting during the game.

The Shepp News claims it's the third time this year the club's been embroiled in scandal.

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