THE union representing workers from NSW waste water plants, including the Bombo and Gerroa plants, has called on Kiama MP Gareth Ward to pledge to keep the state’s water infrastructure in public hands.
The Australian Services Union claim the State government hired a firm to find ways of increasing private involvement in the state’s 28 waste water plants.
“Gareth Ward and the Liberal Government said they had “no plans” to privatise the Port Kembla Port Corporation. Then they went and privatised it as soon as someone put a plan in front of them,’’ ASU NSW assistant secretary Ben Kruse said.
“We are not falling for this trick again. Residents and workers deserve to know whether Mr Ward and his party will privatise Sydney Water.
“Local residents and workers deserve a firm commitment from the local member, our water services are too important to play political games with.”
ASU members held a demonstration outside of Mr Ward’s Kiama office on Saturday.
Mr Ward said the demonstration was a union stunt and that the governmnet had no plans to privatise the state’s water infrastructure.