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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On Friday 11 August, IEU requested members to sign a petition to be submitted to CCER to resolve outstanding issues with the proposed EA, including those surrounding arbitration.14 Aug 2017
By 2 August 2017, over 500 schools across NSW and the ACT supported the IEU motion to commence the process for protected action ballots. Given this overwhelming response, the Union applied to the Fair Work Commission for protected action ballot orders (PABOs).10 Aug 2017
IEU has urged members to sign a petition in a bid to have ten days paid family and domestic violence leave included in the National Employment Standards.08 Aug 2017
Catholic systemic teachers look set to instigate rolling strikes in September over an alleged failure by employer Catholic Commission of Employment Relations (CCER) to recognise their right to arbitration.02 Aug 2017
Applications are now open for the 2017 NGS Super Scholarship Awards, nurturing the professional development of those in the independent education sector.02 Aug 2017