VIDEO Teachers Rally at Broten's Office
About 100 teachers braved the rain and gathered in a protest at the Etobicoke office of MPP Laurel Broten on Friday afternoon.
What started out with about a dozen people, grew fairly quickly, with teachers holding up signs in one hand, and umbrellas in the other.
There are also black arm bands being worn, as teachers mourn what they call, their loss of bargaining rights.
At times the teachers would start chanting, 'We want our rights back.'
Earlier this week, the McGuinty Liberals passed the 'Putting Students First Act' at Queen's Park, which forces a contract on the teachers, a contract that includes a 2 year wage freeze.
Already, a number of schools in the area have seen their extra-curricular activities cancelled for the year as a result of teacher frustrations.
The union members plan to continue the rallies, at other MPP's offices on Fridays.
(with files from Katie Franzios)