Primary school teachers have voted to accept the Haddington Road proposals on public service pay.

In a ballot this evening, Irish National Teachers' Organisation members voted to back the proposals, with 63% in favour and 37% against.

Last month the executive of the union recommended acceptance of the proposals to its 32,000 members.

Earlier this year, members rejected the Croke Park II proposals by a substantial margin.

Under the Haddington Road proposals, the supervision and substitution allowance for all teachers will be abolished.

However, the proposals contain improved scales for newly-qualified teachers.