The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour has found their new president.
Lori Johb was elected to the role Saturday, succeeding outgoing president of over 16 years, Larry Hubich.
“I do believe that I’m very open to having communication and talking to people and I’m excited at the prospect of building new relationships,” she said.
The new president believes there’s lots of work to do, including address some of the challenges facing Saskatchewan’s labour movement. One of those issues is the minimum wage.
“It is really unfortunate that we raced to the bottom so quickly and we keep staying there.”
Johb’s hopeful that with a new voice at the helm, this will open the doors with the provincial government on this issue.
“We need to be collective and we need to make sure that our government is listening to us,” she said. “I really hope that with a change in leadership, things might change that way as well.”