Over nine in ten balloted members voted for action.
Third level members of the Teachers' Union of Ireland have voted for industrial action over pay parity.
92% of members balloted, backed action against what they say is the Department of Education's failure to deliver the collective agreement covering technological universities.
The TUI has said that there can be no regional variations in pay or conditions in the sector.
General Secretary, Tullamore's Michael Gillespie says people employed in Dublin are paid more than those in other regions:
President of the TUI, David Waters, says the union is prepared to negotiate with the Department to avoid a strike