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.
Your workplace news
The Union headed back to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) on Tuesday 11 June as we enter into the final stages of our ongoing Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) and Work Value cases.18 Jun 2019
Our values are a fundamental part of who we are – our guiding principles. The 2019 Support Staff Conference will explore how our core values represent our highest priorities and are deeply held driving forces.17 Jun 2019
The changing nature of the early childhood profession and the impact on our early childhood teachers.12 Jun 2019
The IEU has been contacted by more than 20 individual early childhood services in addition to a group of 40 regional services with concerns about the current National Quality Standards Assessment and Ratings process (A&R).05 Jun 2019
The Union is launching a member recruitment initiative called 'Join in June' which aims both to promote the work of Independent Education Union and at encourage potential members to join and participate in their industrial and professional organisation at their own workplace.31 May 2019