19,000 TUI members to strike today

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The TUI President says “it’s regrettable” that the union is going ahead with strike action today in a row over pay.

Tipperary teacher Seamus Lahart’s comments come as around 400 schools shut their doors today as teachers protest over wages for new entrants.

19,000 members are set to take part as members seek to resolve a two-tier pay system.

Mr Lahart has this to say to parents affected.