Only a "significantly improved" pay offer will stop thousands of Scotland's council workers going on strike, a union has warned.

Staff at schools, nurseries and waste and recycling centres voted to strike after rejecting a 2% pay offer.

The Scottish government and local authority body Cosla will meet later to discuss the dispute.

But GMB Scotland said this meeting has to result in a better pay deal or workers will take action.

Pay settlements for council workers - apart from teachers - are the responsibility of Cosla and it is meeting with the Scottish government to discuss its demand for more money for the deal.

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