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Schools close across Scotland as teachers go on strike over pay

Thousands take part in first national strike for 40 years after dismissing latest pay offer as an ‘insult’

Virtually all schools in Scotland have closed their doors to pupils as teachers took part in their first national strike for almost 40 years after dismissing the latest pay offer as an “insult”.

Just a few primary schools in Orkney and Shetland opened as normal on Thursday, while elsewhere children remained at home as thousands of members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) took part in a one-day strike.

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Source: www.theguardian.com

Content Creator: Sally Weale Education correspondent

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