Teachers threaten strike action if their wages are cut

The Teachers Union of Ireland is threatening a period of industrial unrest if there are further wage cuts in the sector.

The TUI - which is holding its annual conference in Wexford - says the pay and conditions of second and third level teachers have been eroded in recent years.

The union says the standard of the education system is now under severe threat and can't be funded through cuts to the salaries of its members.

TUI President Bernie Ruane says the Government will face the wrath of teachers if it breaches the Croke Park Agreement by removing allowances: