YEARS 7 and 12 students may miss out on orientation camps next year if teachers and the Victorian Government fail to strike a pay deal.Friday is the last day of the school term, while Saturday marks the two-year anniversary since the Australian Education Union put its 30 per cent pay claim to the Government.
Last month the AEU put forward a revised pay claim of 12.6 per cent over three years.
But the Government's position remains 2.5 per cent a year plus additional increases for the best performing teachers, with any further gains to be offset by productivity measures.
Outgoing AEU Victorian president Mary Bluett, who steps down from her role at the end of December after 31 years as a union official, said Premier Ted Baillieu had a responsibility to broker a deal, or at least secure significant progress, before the end of the school year.
"It's now just a waiting game," she said.
"The ball is in the premier's court."
As part of the industrial action, teachers won't be writing comments on pupils' end-of-year report cards.
If there is no deal by the start of school next year, teachers will impose a 38-hour week rule, meaning camps, musicals and other out-of-school hours activities will be affected.
Ms Bluett said often schools run year seven and 12 orientation camps, where students are taught study and organisation skills for the year ahead.
"Camps will be a no-go zone," she said.
She said students would still be given the same orientation information but it would have to be in school hours, or schools would have to allow relevant teachers to start later so they could remain longer to conduct orientation activities or parent-teachers interviews.
Mr Baillieu has said the teachers are putting their own needs before their students and hurting families.
A Government spokeswoman said the union delayed negotiations by pursuing an ambit claim of 30 per cent, while their counterparts in South Australia and Queensland settled for annual rises of less than 3 per cent.
"We are seeking to implement policy reforms that will improve learning outcomes for students and parents in Victoria," she said.
"This includes reviewing the automatic pay progression of the 99 per cent of teachers that progress, even those under performance management.
"The Government's proposed model would see classroom teachers be able to earn over $100,000 a year."