Teaching unions have warned that pupils in the north-east and Highlands will suffer unless John Swinney meets their pay demand.
Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS)
Thousands of college staff in Scotland are poised to receive a pay rise after a £14million deal was struck with trade unions.
Concerns have been raised after new figures exposed a “vast disparity” in the number of classroom assistants in schools across Scotland.
Demands were growing last night for an independent inquiry into the running of Robert Gordon University as a second major trade union said staff were “disillusioned and angry”.