Teachers in Dundee have accused council chiefs of "sabotaging the profession" after overwhelmingly rejecting a switch to a faculty structure in city schools.
A leading teaching union has warned the introduction of a faculty structure in Dundee schools will create roles that are "too big to manage" and could force educators to take industrial action.
Teachers are suffering from historically unmanageable workloads and bad pupil behaviour according to the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association president.
Scotland’s teacher recruitment crisis has been blamed on the “intolerable burden of poverty”.
Secondary school teachers are to take industrial action over their "excessive workload", with nine out of ten union members backing the move.
High school teachers will hold a ballot on industrial action over teacher workload despite John Swinney's efforts to offer teachers clearer guidance on the new curriculum.
Almost two-thirds of a teaching union's members are prepared to go on strike over increased workloads caused by the introduction of new qualifications.
A teachers' union has called on the Scottish Government to "stop the assessment madness now" as it considers taking measures to reduce staff workload.