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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In a year that’s seen violence against women escalate dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, observing International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women has never been more urgent.25 Nov 2020
Congratulations to the thousands of members in Catholic Systemic schools who voted in favour of a new Enterprise Agreement. A fantastic 98% of votes went in favour of the union endorsed deal, that will secure 2.3% pay rises for next year as well as make meaningful impacts on your accreditation and entitlements.25 Nov 2020
An enterprise bargaining update for members in the Model A grouping of Catholic independent schools, bargaining as a separate group for new Teachers and Support Staff Multi-Enterprise Agreements (MEAs).25 Nov 2020
Members are invited to the launch of Unions NSW's ‘16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ and the new workplace resource “Working From Home Isn’t Safe When Home Isn’t Safe: How to respond to family & domestic violence in home-based workplaces.”24 Nov 2020