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

  • Role reclassification

    IEU has won a $20,000 a year pay rise for an assistant librarian who was not being paid correctly for her level of responsibility.

    21 Oct 2018
  • Save the date

    The 2019 IEUA NSW/ACT Branch Support Staff Conference is locked in for Friday, 23 August.

    21 Oct 2018
  • Curriculum review

    The curriculum review terms of reference extend from the purpose of school, through to what is it we want students to know, understand and do, to how to organise the structure and design of the curriculum.

    20 Oct 2018
  • Leaders eat last

    In his book, Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek discussed the need for people to feel safe and valued in the organisation they work in, Holy Family Primary School Merewether Beach Principal and IEU Principals Sub Branch member Sidonie Coffey writes.

    20 Oct 2018
  • Workload and wellbeing

    As in previous years, the IEU has supported the Teachers Health Fund principals' wellbeing survey and has encouraged the participation of principal members.

    20 Oct 2018