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.

Your workplace news

  • Environment Grants now open!

    IEU members are invited to apply on behalf of their schools, colleges or early childhood centres for one of five Environment Grants of $3000 each, sponsored by Teachers Mutual Bank, to help with your environmental projects.

    26 Apr 2017
  • IEU Lismore office closed

    The IEU’s Lismore office is currently closed due to extensive flooding in the region. Members are advised to contact the IEU's head office on toll free number 1800 467 943, or 82028900 for assistance.

    03 Apr 2017
  • IEU Reps Update : Catholic Systemic Schools

    At the meeting of 18 March 2017 IEU Council authorised the calling of protected industrial action including part and full day stop work action, on a diocese by diocese basis.

    24 Mar 2017
  • Celebrate your day

    It's Education Support Staff Day on 14 June, so get ready to celebrate.

    20 Mar 2017
  • Employers delay on IEU Claim for Catholic systemic schools

    The IEU is seeking pay rises and greater regulation to address the increasing workload pressures felt by members as part of our claim in the current round of enterprise bargaining.

    14 Mar 2017