Delegates at the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour convention have re-elected Lori Johb as President for a two-year term as the annual convention wraps up following three days of workers from across the province gathering in solidarity to discuss worker issues and the future of Saskatchewan’s labour movement.
“I’d like to thank the working people of Saskatchewan for their continued support in this important role as leader of Saskatchewan’s labour movement,” Johb said. “It’s been a tough few years, and I am committed to continuing the fight to make life better for all workers in this province.”
This is Johb’s third term as SFL President. Since first being elected as President in 2018, Johb has made occupational health and safety one of her top priorities, successfully lobbying the government to create a fatalities and injuries strategy to reduce the number of workers in Saskatchewan who are killed or injured on the job. Priorities for Johb in the coming year include continuing the SFL’s campaign to address the cost of living crisis facing workers in Saskatchewan and continuing to work to make workplaces safer.
Johb became a vice-president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour in 2005, representing her union – SEIU-West. In 2010, Johb was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the SFL, a position she has held until she was first elected SFL president. She lives in Leroy, and is a proud healthcare worker. Johb is a passionate workplace health and safety advocate, a trained education facilitator, and has been active on issues such as women’s rights, supports for survivors of domestic violence, empowering young workers, and reconciliation within the Labour Movement.
Joining Johb as Secretary-Treasurer of the SFL is Kent Peterson. First elected as Secretary-Treasurer in 2021, Peterson is a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) who lives in Regina, and currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer for CUPE Saskatchewan. In his new role as SFL Secretary-Treasurer, Peterson said he is committed to ensuring the federation of labour has the resources it needs to invest in its education, conferences, campaigns, and political action.