Ms Peace said it was designed to disrupt departmental operations and highlight the “excessive workload” associated with activities such as responding to emails and attending meetings.
Staff have been warned that the department could dock their pay for taking part in partial work bans.
The action includes a one-hour ban on attending meetings each week and on responding to emails from the department, unless they relate to student welfare, year 11 and 12 assessments or health and safety.
School staff will also stop work on one of the government’s key projects, called FISO, or the Framework for Improving School Outcomes.
A department spokesperson said: “We’ll continue to negotiate in good faith to reach an agreement for our hard-working school staff.”
Victorian government school teachers have not walked off the job since a series of statewide strikes in 2013, during acrimonious negotiations with the then Napthine government.
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