Scotland's largest teaching union has issued formal notices to councils confirming a statutory strike ballot will open on 12 October.

The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) will move to take industrial action if members back the strike.

It follows a consultative ballot where 94% of teachers voted to reject a 5% pay offer and 91% said they would strike in pursuit of a better pay deal.

The EIS said it was confident members would "vote overwhelmingly" to strike.

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