Larry Hubich made his final remarks as President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour.
Hubich was at the SFL convention taking place at the Queensbury convention centre, where he made opening remarks for the final time.
Hubich said a lot was done during his time as president.
“We’ve increased the size of the Federation of Labour,” Hubich said. “When I started as President, I think we had something like 80,000 members affiliated, and we’re up 100,000, and that’s good so the Fed continues to grow.”
Hubich said he has spent a number of years as part of a union.
“16 years as the President, but I was also the treasurer for eight years prior to that,” Hubich said. “While I was with the grain services union, I was a staffer up there, and I did that for 20 years as a staffer with the GSU. So I signed my first union card in 1973 if you can believe it.”
Hubich says his activism won’t stop after his retirement.
“I’m going to stay an activist,” Hubich said. “You don’t take the activist out of the person just by virtue of them retiring from the job that they’re in, so I’ve let some unions know if they ever need some side person for an arbitration board, I’d be prepared to do that.”
On Saturday, a new leader will be chosen for the SFL to conclude their conference, taking place at the Queensbury this week.