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 is calling for clarification on the Prime Minister’s decision to lift physical distancing rules in school classrooms.24 Apr 2020
IEU welcomes the assurances from the Catholic Commission of Employment Relations on behalf of Diocesan Directors on a safe return to schools in Term 2.24 Apr 2020
The IEU is aware of a number of schools asking members to sign the ATO form nominating themselves as an “eligible employee” for JobKeeper entitlements i.e. JobKeeper nomination form. Members have rightly contacted the IEU, asking whether they should sign this form.24 Apr 2020
The Union is seeking some guidelines about the return of school in Term 2, given the announcement by the NSW government of their approach.23 Apr 2020
The union wrote to diocesan directors in NSW and the ACT yesterday, pursuing guidelines about the return of Catholic diocesan schools in Term 2, given the announcement by the NSW government of their approach.23 Apr 2020