Supporting the independent education community

Support staff

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 IEU welcomes expressions of interest from members who would like to represent the Union on the new NESA Board Curriculum Committee developing the NSW Creative Arts K–6 Syllabus.

    26 May 2017
  • PD update

    Our program of Professional Development for 2017 is up and running and successfully providing both NESA registered and non registered PD to members.

    23 May 2017
  • Latest from Principals Branch

    The Principals Branch meet on Saturday, 6 May. Retired teachers and principals and accreditation came up for discussion.

    23 May 2017
  • Protection for HSC markers

    Union action has protected conditions for on screen briefings for HSC markers.

    23 May 2017
  • New staff and accreditation

    As principals or assistant/deputy principals, it’s important to understand the role you play in employing teaching staff and understanding and assisting with their accreditation status.

    23 May 2017