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Greg Pretty

Fisheries Sector

Greg Pretty was elected president of the largest private sector trade union in Newfoundland and Labrador, FFAW-Unifor, in January 2023.

Pretty brings 40 years of experience in labour management and organizing, having started his career with the union in the early 1980s under Richard Cashin.

Since 2003, Pretty has served as the Director of the Industrial/Retail/Offshore Sector. He has negotiated over 100 collective agreements over his career and has extensive experience with both the inshore and industrial/retail/offshore sectors of the FFAW.

His career highlights include coordinating the Over the Side Sales campaign (1983), being an advisory board member of MUN’s Marine Institute (2006) and Labour Co-Chair of the National Seafood Sector Council (2007).

Pretty was also a board member of Canadian Marine Advisory Committee (2000), Labour Standards Committee NL (2000), Metro Business Opportunities (1995-President), and Workplace NL.

He was also Chair of Client Service Committee, member on the Finance Committee and member of the Sub-Investment Committee (2010-2013) and Co-Chair of NL’s Labour Arbitration Committee (2008-2016).

Pretty served two terms as Vice-President of NL Federation of Labour (2004-2010).

Prior to taking on IRO Director role in 2003, serviced the inshore sector in 4R, 3Pn, 3Ps and 3K, as well as served on negotiating teams for groundfish, pelagics, shrimp and crab.