Thousands of members of the TUI are taking industrial action today
Secondary school teachers say today’s nationwide strike is a ‘last resort'.
Thousands of teachers and college lecturers have walked off the job in a row over unequal pay.
Today’s strike centres on the different salaries between teachers who joined the profession before 2011 and those who joined after
Around 400 schools are shut as a result on the industrial action impacting 200,000 students.
These teachers are striking at Coláiste Dhún Másc and Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre:
Many students are meant to be sitting their mock exams today.
President of the Teachers Union of Ireland Seamus Lahart says the strike is a last resort.
The TUI is warning more strikes could be on the cards if their demands aren’t met.
While another teaching union, the ASTI, is also balloting its members on potential industrial action with the results being announced next month.