NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley (centre).
NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley (centre).

Labor thanks unions for support during election race

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley will publicly thank the union movement tonight  for its help in Labor's state election campaign.

Unions NSW secretary Mark Lennon said he would welcome the Mr Foley at Trades Hall in Sydney's Sussex St tonight.

"These are proud unionists willing to give up their time for an issue they believe in," Mr Lennon said.

"The union movement's campaign made privatisation the central issue of the election and tonight Opposition Leader Luke Foley wants to thank everyone for their efforts in fighting to protect our public assets and services from privatisation under a re-elected Baird Government."

Mr Lennon said 2000 volunteers knocked on nearly 30,000 doors and received 8000 pledges of support throughout the campaign.

"This shows that when we're faced with a threat to our jobs, rights and services we're at our best," he said.

"We know how to come together as one united movement while taking advantage of our wonderful strength and diversity to confront any challenge.

"We look forward to hearing how Mr Foley plans to deal with the challenges ahead and work with and for the working people of NSW in protecting our jobs, rights and services as Leader of the Opposition in NSW."