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.

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    14 Oct 2019
  • Advice for next generation of teachers

    Prospective teachers heard first hand what principals look for during interviews, at the IEU’s preservice teacher’s day recently.

    13 Oct 2019
  • Catholic Systemic principals' EA

    The IEU has formally lodged a claim for a new Enterprise Agreement with CCER and continues to meet with principal members regarding ongoing negotiations.

    13 Oct 2019
  • Bullying and harassment

    The IEUA is participating in a La Trobe University research project on Teachers’ Experiences of Bullying and Harassment in Australian Schools, following on from a 2018 exploratory survey.

    13 Oct 2019
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    13 Oct 2019