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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Congratulations to all school support staff whose hard work will be acknowledged on Support Staff Day on 13 June.07 Jun 2018
NSW Christian school teachers in the following schools will vote on a new proposed Multi Enterprise Agreement from 25 June to 29 June.06 Jun 2018
The Union is pleased to advise that an agreement has been reached between Christian Schools Australia (CSA)...05 Jun 2018
Catholic systemic school's have voted 'yes' to a proposed Enterprise Agreement.31 May 2018
Teachers and support staff in Catholic schools in the ACT and NSW have overwhelming backed a new enterprise agreement, with a resounding 98% voting in favour of its adoption.24 May 2018