A TEACHER who was threatened with her job after joining strike action has been removed from the school.

Sources close to Victoria Wainwright last night said she had been removed from Eastbank Academy in Shettleston following a hearing and had now been placed on the supply list.

A Glasgow City Council spokeswoman said: "This teacher remains on our supply list."

She had been called to a meeting with the council’s human resources team and school management, after refusing to cross a picket line during equal pay strikes on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, members of GMB Scotland wrote to Ms Wainwright to thank her for her solidarity during this week’s walk-outs.

Ms Wainwright, 30, joined workers on a picket line outside the school on Tuesday before being told she was not wanted back by the school’s headteacher, along with threats of ‘blacklisting’.

Bosses at GMB have now spoken out about the ‘hostile’ treatment that the teacher has received.

In a letter, Shona Thomson, GMB Scotland branch secretary, said: “Our members in your school and beyond are grateful for your actions and we are disgusted at the hostile reception you have received from your employer.

“Every union member should have the ability to make decisions based on their conscience, especially around such important and emotive issues such as strike action.

“Please know that you have the solidarity of our 3,000 members who took strike action this week.

“It is hard to express the power of your actions and the actions of all those in Glasgow who made a stand.”

The English and History teacher had been working supply at Eastbank since May.

A campaign began online with many supporters contacting Eastbank Academy’s headteacher to complain about her treatment.

In response, Glasgow City Council’s director of education, Maureen McKenna, said: “I respect the right of trade unions to take industrial action and when I was a teacher I have taken part in industrial action.

“Teachers were not balloted for industrial action, therefore, they cannot take part in it. If they choose not to cross the picket line then they are taking part in secondary action which is illegal.

“Please be assured that the teacher in question will be treated fairly and appropriately taking into account her employment status with Glasgow City Council.”