Staff at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) could go on strike before the agency is scrapped, potentially causing disruption to this year’s exams.

The SQA is due to be replaced as part of plans to reform the education system in Scotland, but the Unite branch says staff have not been consulted about their future.

Exams are due to go ahead as normal this year as the government considers overhauling the system.

The Herald reported that staff were concerned talks about the replacement for the SQA could go on for years, leaving staff in limbo.

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