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.

Your workplace news

  • IEU Biennial Environment Conference

    This year the IEU is taking our conference to the beautiful Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre...

    18 Jun 2019
  • Another voice for you

    Being a principal requires enormous resilience and self awareness and not everyone is prepared when they take on the role...

    18 Jun 2019
  • Wasn't this for positive support?

    The Principal Standard was reportedly for principals’ support and development, not disciplinary purposes.

    18 Jun 2019
  • ERO and Work Value Case

    The Union headed back to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) on Tuesday 11 June as we enter into the final stages of our ongoing Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) and Work Value cases.

    18 Jun 2019
  • IEUA NSW/ACT 2019 Support Staff Conference

    Our values are a fundamental part of who we are – our guiding principles. The 2019 Support Staff Conference will explore how our core values represent our highest priorities and are deeply held driving forces.

    17 Jun 2019