Unions NSW Secretary Mark Lennon has congratulated Mike Baird on Saturday’s election win. He also congratulated Labor leader Luke Foley on his strong campaign.

“It was a robust campaign and both leaders are to be congratulated on the civil way they conducted the debate,” Mr Lennon said.

He said the Union campaign had made privatisation the central issue of the election and although the government has been returned it has suffered a 9 per cent swing against it which is an indication that the public remain uncomfortable with the privatisation of the state’s electricity network.

Mr Lennon said he was proud of the Union movements’ campaign.

“I want to thank all the nurses, teachers, electricity, disability and other workers who made their voices heard and set the agenda on which this election has been fought.  These are strong union members willing to give up their time for an issue they believe in.”

“Throughout the campaign there was a coordinated group of 2000 volunteers who knocked on nearly 30,000 doors and received 8,000 pledges in support of our public services, that is a remarkable effort.” 

“Our campaigning for jobs, rights and services will continue and we will hold the re-elected Baird Government to account on its promise to create more jobs, increase funding for hospitals and to restore fairness and equity to the TAFE system,” he said.

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