PRESSURE is mounting on state Labor to take drastic action to reverse the tide against the party as attention turns to planning a campaign strategy for the March election.
Unions Tasmania boss Kevin Harkins said the federal Labor government's loss at the weekend "should be a strong wake- up call to our state politicians".
Mr Harkins repeated his call for party veterans to step down to make way for fresh talent.
"I think it's a good opportunity for some that have been around for a while like [Deputy Premier] Bryan Green to reconsider their future for the good of the party," Mr Harkins said.
Labor Party state secretary John Dowling said work on the state campaign would ramp up from the end of this month.
Mr Dowling said the campaign would focus on Labor's achievements such as the irrigation schemes and record mineral exploration.
"There are positives happening," Mr Dowling said.
Community and Public Sector Union secretary Tom Lynch said the government needed to remind Tasmanians the situation they faced back in 1998 before Labor won government.
"It's going to take some very clear messaging," Mr Lynch said.
He said it would be crucial to carefully manage the inevitable split with the Greens which is unlikely to occur before December.
The Greens also have some serious work to do after suffering a big hit to their primary vote in Tasmania.
Greens leader Nick McKim said the party acknowledged and respected the message delivered at the ballot box.
"We will need to obviously work hard to make sure that we better communicate our policies; both our achievements as part of a power sharing government in Tasmania but also those areas where we have a very different vision for the future compared to both the Labor and Liberal parties, for example mining in the Tarkine, fracking and poker machines," Mr McKim said.
He said the Greens were not ready to abandon the power sharing arrangement until after crucial legislation passed the Parliament.