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"Final" pay offer rejected in Scotland.

"Final" pay offer rejected in Scotland.

Members of two of Scotland's biggest teaching unions have overwhelmingly rejected a "final" pay offer.

The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) and Scottish Secondary Teachers Association (SSTA) warned of industrial action if the offer was not improved.

The government and councils had offered a headline 3% rise, with bigger increases for staff on lower grades.

Council body Cosla said the unions' demand for a 10% increase could not be met in a single year.

Education Secretary John Swinney said he was disappointed by the rejection of a "strong and fair" offer.

The teaching unions claim the real value of teachers' pay has fallen by 20% over the past decade, and a big rise is needed to boost recruitment and retention of staff.

Last month tens of thousands of teachers marched in Glasgow in support of a "fair deal" that would "value teachers".

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