Day Of Strike Action Absolutely Necessary Says Teachers Union

They're looking to restore equal pay for those hired after 2011.

The Teachers Union Of Ireland believe today remains the right time to stage a strike despite no government being in place. 

The day of action is being taken in a row over pay for staff hired following 2011.

It's estimated it will take €36 million a year to restore equal levels of salary amongst those affected. 

Various schools around the Midlands will be closed today because of the strike - with 400 shutting their doors nationwide.

Tullamore's Michael Gillespie Assistant General Secretary of TUI says they had no other choice but to go ahead with the action:

Further strike action could also be on the cards.

This teacher is on strike at Coláiste Dhún Másc in Portlaoise:

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