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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Please find here an invitation from NSW Health for school staff in south-western Sydney to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.16 Jul 2021
If you’re in a school in the local government areas (LGAs) of Liverpool, Fairfield and Canterbury-Bankstown you should have received a letter about how to book a COVID vaccination at the hub in the LGA in which your school is situated. The letter advises of the opening hours of the hub and contains detailed instructions and FAQs.16 Jul 2021
‘Schools are safe’ was the catch-cry of 2020, but it no longer holds up. The Delta variant of COVID-19, with which NSW is currently doing battle, is highly transmissible among children.15 Jul 2021
It is with a heavy heart that the annual IEU Early Childhood Conference must be cancelled. Another casualty of the pandemic from the insidious virus, COVID-19.14 Jul 2021
The union has received some enquiries from members concerned about the renewal of their Working With Children Check (WWCC) during lockdown.14 Jul 2021