After 14 years as president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, Larry Hubich was re-elected to serve his eighth consecutive term.
“I am proud of what we’ve accomplished so far,” Hubich said in a news release. “We are a strong federation of labour that’s outward looking,”
Despite many victories, including winning the constitutional right to strike for every worker in Canada, Hubich said there is still more that needs to be done in his next term.
Hubich said too many workers die on the job in Saskatchewan and the province’s minimum wage is too low. He noted Saskatchewan has one of the most inaccessible post-secondary educations systems in the country and said the province needs to focus on putting forth recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Another main concern for Hubich is the need to keep corporations public and commented on the Sask. Party government’s thoughts on privatization.
“The Crowns aren’t the Sask. Party’s to sell,” he said. “They belong to all Saskatchewan people and we need to keep the benefits of public ownership right here in the province.”