A date is set for first national teacher strike since 1980s

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What’s your diary looking like for 24 April? It’s a Wednesday, if that helps.

If you’re planning to vote in favour of strike action, you may want to leave it free. That is the day that Scotland could see its first national, teacher-led strike since the 1980s.

Late last week the executive committee of the EIS, the country’s largest teaching union, agreed to open a statutory strike ballot over pay, and accepted 24 April as the day that a strike would kick off.

The move followed a consultative ballot that drew an 81 per cent turnout – of those who took part, 57 per cent voted to reject ...

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