The president of Scotland's largest teaching union is claiming there is palpable anger amongst its members.
At the opening session of the annual general meeting of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) in Dundee, Alan Munro has said there is growing discontent at cuts in education funding.
Teachers are also unhappy about the introduction of new exams saying schools are not ready for the tests.
Mr Munro claims teachers feel beleaguered over changes to their pensions and is warning there could be industrial strife unless the Scottish Government comes up with a just settlement.
Addressing delegates, the EIS President described their anger as palpable.
Alan Munro, EIS president said: “There's also anger because some of our employers are unsympathetic to the workload situation amongst teachers and would, if they got the opportunity, further cut our terms and conditions and that's completely unacceptable to the profession in Scotland.
“Another big issue is what they see as a Westminster attack on their pensions with the prospect of members working to 68 and paying more for less. They're looking for negotiations with the Scottish Government to find a solution.”
He added that the question of industrial action would be raised at the conference which is being held until Saturday in the city.