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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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
It's Education Support Staff Day on 14 June, so get ready to celebrate.20 Mar 2017
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
The IEU requests members send their enquiries to the ACTU via their official website tool. Together, we can help save PPL.08 Mar 2017
The Fair Work Commission has decided to cut Sunday and public holiday pay rates for almost one million workers. These cuts to pay rates will have a wide ranging impact on the wellbeing and financial security of workers.06 Mar 2017