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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The latest from the IEU’s seat at the AITSL table in the rethink of learning progressions.17 Jun 2020
We invite your response to the latest report on school leaders’ health, safety and wellbeing.17 Jun 2020
We hand the mic to primary school principal and long-time union member Chris Egan.17 Jun 2020
The IEU sent letters to the directors of Sydney and Parramatta Catholic dioceses on Friday 12 June clarifying their position regarding ongoing bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement for principals.16 Jun 2020
Education Council considered the final report on the review of the Universal Access National Partnership (UANP). The IEU made a submission to the review and were consulted by the Nous Group in this process.16 Jun 2020