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
News release: The IEU calls on the federal and state governments to come up with a rescue package that is equitable to all employers in the early childhood education sector at its National Cabinet meeting on Friday 3 April.01 Apr 2020
The IEU has made it clear that stand downs of support staff are during the COVID-19 pandemic are unnecessary.01 Apr 2020
Thousands have their working with children clearances extended: Office of the Children's Guardian (NSW)
In a media release, the OCG has confirmed they been in touch with thousands of people whose Working With Children Check clearance are soon due to expire, letting them know that they have been given an additional six months before they need to renew.01 Apr 2020
Today our federal office wrote to the Minister for Education seeking urgent discussions around the new ‘JobKeeper’ payment - specifically regarding our concerns that it does not adequately deal with the situation of many Casual Relief Teachers who will stand to lose much or all of their income in the short term.31 Mar 2020
The IEU recommends that you check the following websites regularly. There is information and resources on dealing with Coronavirus in your service and it is updated regularly.31 Mar 2020