There will be no disciplinary action for a former Saskatoon Teacher’s Association President.
It was back in February when John McGettigan made a joke comparing contract bargaining to the sexually explicit book Fifty Shades of Grey. That led to two hearings before the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation ethics committee.
Lawyer Dennis Fisher, who presented the facts to the committee, said the charge stemmed from a complaint filed by teachers and the principal of Prince Philip School.
The complaint was over the comment Mcgettigan made during a speech at the STA’s convention in Saskatoon on February 19. McGettigan’s remark that the binding conciliation process was the “negotiating equivalent of Fifty Shades of Grey” was an “attempt at humour,” Fisher said.
The comment came a week after the government and Saskatchewan Teachers Federation reached a deal that ended a two year contract dispute.
McGettigan finished his term as president in May.