Teachers in the Central Okanagan hit the Parkinson Recreation Centre parking lot Monday afternoon in droves as they prepared to rally along the highway overpass.

Teachers in the Central Okanagan hit the Parkinson Recreation Centre parking lot Monday afternoon in droves as they prepared to rally along the highway overpass.

Teachers in Kelowna heading for highway

As teachers around the province prepare to rally at 4 p.m., those in Kelowna head for the Highway 97 overpass at Parkinson Rec.

  • Feb. 27, 2012 8:00 p.m.

Central Okanagan teachers are expected to descend on the bridge over Highway 97 at 4 p.m. in protest of government plans to legislate an end to their contract dispute.

Central Okanagan Teachers’ Association president Alice Rees said there is a maximum capacity for the bridge which will be closely monitored as the protesters assemble.

Similar protests around the province will all be timed to start immediately after school including one on the steps of the Legislature.

The 41,000 teachers provincewide were expected to arrive with the start bell, leave with the end bell and hold union meetings at lunch today as the pressure mounts. The dispute has been underway since last June.

 

Kelowna Capital News