The IEU represents non-teaching support staff in schools, colleges and other educational institutions, with the exception of those employed in early childhood services.
Support staff can include school secretaries, teachers' aides, laboratory and library assistants, canteen staff, maintenance workers and groundkeepers.
The Union has achieved regular increases for support staff comparable with those of teacher-members and has constantly sought to improve working conditions for support staff in line with improvements achieved for teachers. Occupational Health and Safety is a major priority of the union and of particular concern for support staff.
The participation of support staff within the Union is further strengthened through the School Support Staff Advisory Committee and the contribution of Support Staff Vice President Carolyn Collins as a member of the IEU Executive.
The School Support Staff Advisory Committee has seven members from a broad range of classifications and sectors including clerical employees, school assistants, boarding house staff, and grounds and maintenance staff.
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The NSW & ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2017 (the EA) has been approved by the Fair Work Commission. See a full copy of the EA here.16 Aug 2018
The IEUA NSW/ACT Branch calls on the Federal Government to continue Universal Access funding to ensure four year olds have access to 15 hours of early childhood education and care (ECEC) delivered by a university qualified teacher.08 Aug 2018
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The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) is fighting for better wages for early childhood teachers...31 Jul 2018
Early childhood members tell us straight from the heart and workplace why they deserve a pay increase.30 Jul 2018