Donegal TUI says decision to ballot for industrial action was not taken lightly

TUIThe Donegal Branch Chairperson of The Teachers' Union of Ireland says they have been left with little option but to ballot members for industrial action up to and including strike action

The move was agreed today if the Government decides to impose the Croke Park II proposals.

The union's delegate conference in Galway unanimously passed an emergency motion.

It would see members withdraw from cooperation already conceded under the first Croke Park agreement with immediate effect if the latest proposals are imposed.

Joanne Irwin is the Branch Chairperson of the Co. Donegal Teachers Union of Ireland - she says it is not a decision the union takes lightly: