The Teachers Union of Ireland has said its committed to a campaign of action to address issues affecting its members after the union's executive met to discuss members' rejection of the Lansdowne Road Agreement. 

TUI members yesterday emphatically rejected the agreement by a margin of 92% on a turnout of over 59%.

In a statement following the meeting, TUI President Gerry Quinn said the agreement completely failed to address critical issues that were swamping the education system, such as lower pay for young teachers and insecure employment. 

The meeting agreed in principle, he said, to have appropriate ballots for industrial action as part of this campaign.

He described emergency measures introduced by Government last Friday to deal with unions that did not sign up to the agreement as "unfair and heavy handed".

Earlier this week, the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland also voted to reject the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

The ASTI voted to reject the agreement by 74%, though fewer than a third of members voted.

Meanwhile,the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has voted to reject the Lansdowne Road agreement by a majority of 52.6% to 47.4% 

Speaking following the result, AGSI President Tim Galvin said: "It is clear that Sergeants and Inspectors are dissatisfied with proposals outlined in the agreement. The National Executive will consider the implications of the result at their meeting on Thursday 22 October."