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
The ACTU has prepared a brief update on the Government's recently announced 'JobKeeper' wage subsidy plan, identifying it as a good start with a number of key shortcomings.31 Mar 2020
NGS has provided a statement for IEU members, answering some questions and concerns you may have about your superannuation.31 Mar 2020
News release: The Union is calling for an immediate stop to any such steps30 Mar 2020
The Teachers Health Board have held an emergency meeting, and to support their THF members, have voted not to implement the rate increase scheduled for 1 April 2020 and postponed this for six months until 1 October 2020.30 Mar 2020
We’ve established a private group for support staff to raise concerns, discuss issues, and even share jokes.30 Mar 2020