Scotland’s largest teaching union is calling on members to reject what it describes as a “divisive” pay offer as a ballot gets under way.
Educational Institute of Scotland
Some 30,000 marchers have taken to the streets of Glasgow to support teachers campaigning for a 10% pay rise, organisers have said.
Thousands of teachers from across Scotland have staged a march in support of calls for a 10% rise in pay.
Thousands of teachers from across Scotland are expected to march in Glasgow today to demand a rise in their salary and working conditions.
Teachers are to be balloted on the latest pay offer which they are being urged to reject.
Furious teachers from the north and north-east have told Scottish ministers that controversial Primary 1 tests are “cruel nonsense” and “completely inappropriate”.
An army of more than 250 teachers have left the profession in Aberdeen in the last year - as bullying and grievance complaints hit a three-year high.
Treasury chiefs wanted to "let Scotland stew in its own juice" during a long-running teachers pay row which caused chaos in the classrooms in the 1980s.
Scotland's largest teachers union has called for control over industrial relations, health and safety, equal opportunities and employment law to be devolved to Holyrood.
The Scottish Government and education authorities have been urged to do more to help stressed out teachers who are said to be near "breaking point".