Labour prepares for provincial election

CBC Saskatchewan, 3 November 2002, 09:59 AM CST

REGINA—Saskatchewan's labour movement is hoping to set the agenda for the next provincial election, expected sometime next year.

The annual convention of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour approved an information campaign to begin in the months leading up to the election. Delegates to the federation's annual convention said the right wing has been getting its message across, and now its time for the left. We're going to create the agenda in the next provincial election, said delegate, Greg Eyre. Any politician who chooses not to follow will suffer the consequences accordingly, because the issues that we're supporting are the issues of working families across this province, and we're going to get that message to the politicians, and they're going to listen to us! His comments were greeted by a round of applause. Eyre says this is the first time in 20 years he has seen such a co-ordinated approach by labour. The campaign will try to draw attention to labour issues, including public health and education.