After 16 years at the helm of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, Larry Hubich has announced he is retiring as President. Hubich was first elected SFL President in July, 2002. Prior to his job as president, he served as the SFL’s treasurer for 8 years. Hubich was instrumental in taking a case against the Sask Party government’s Essential Services Act all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. It took 7 years for the legal process to come to completion, but the Supreme Court ruled the right to strike is protected by Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He believes the relationship between labour and the government has been strained since the Saskatchewan Party took over. A new leader will be chosen next month at the organization’s annual convention in Regina. The SFL’s annual convention is October 24-27th.