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.
Your workplace news
Be part of a new research study into the health and well-being of NSW teachers – help to shape future programs for teachers!14 May 2021
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has set aside three days in August to conduct a final hearing of our union’s years-long campaign for substantial salary increases for early childhood teachers.14 May 2021
As members are no doubt aware, reviews are taking place for both the New South Wales and Australian curriculums during 2021. The consultation period for the Australian curriculum opened 29 April, and will close on 8 July.11 May 2021
It’s time to recognise your school’s invaluable support staff for World Support Staff Day on 16 May.10 May 2021
IEU stands in solidarity with School Strike 4 Climate.05 May 2021