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 Thursday 27 July, IEU informed Mark Morey, Secretary of Unions NSW of the dispute between the IEU and Catholic employers throughout NSW and the ACT.28 Jul 2017
After 18 months of negotiations, IEU has finally reached agreement with Christian Schools Australian and Christian Education Network on a new enterprise agreement to apply to general staff in Christian schools.28 Jul 2017
On Facebook Live today, John Quessy, Secretary IEUA NSW/ACT Branch answered members' questions about the Catholic schools campaign.27 Jul 2017
Catholic school teachers and support staff across NSW and the ACT are planning a series of rolling stop work actions to defend their right to a fair hearing in front of the industrial umpire.24 Jul 2017
The Union has not been able to reach agreement with the Catholic Commission of Employment Relations (CCER) concerning the new enterprise agreement (EA) to apply to NSW and ACT Catholic systemic schools.20 Jul 2017