"Members of the country's largest teaching union, the EIS, have voted overwhelmingly for a work to rule."
"Their concerns are related to the work linked to the new school qualifications."
"Education Secretary John Swinney said: `The result of today's ballot is disappointing albeit on what appears to be a low turnout`."
"He added: `Given that we are addressing the issues of teacher workload, industrial action in our schools would not be in the interests of anyone, least of all pupils and parents`. "
"The union said members voted in favour of action by 95% to 5%..."
"The work to rule will be targeted at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) - there is no suggestion of school activities being affected."
"Earlier this week, the Scottish government called on unions to come up with ideas for cutting the workload."
"General secretary Larry Flanagan said: `Scotland's secondary teachers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action against the severe workload burden that has been generated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority`."
"`This ballot result reflects the frustration of Scotland's secondary teachers over the excessive assessment demands being placed on them and their pupils, particularly around unit assessments at National 5 and Higher; and the EIS now has a very clear mandate to implement an immediate work-to-contract in relation to SQA activity.`"