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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NSW Christian schools have circulated a Notice of Representational Rights, the first step in bargaining for a new MEA.The proposed MEA will be negotiated between the union and the representatives of the schools, Christian Schools Australia (CSA) and Prolegis, a legal firm that has been appointed by Christian Education National (CEN) schools.10 Sep 2020
Schools across NSW have received guidelines to support planning for the Higher School Certificate (HSC) written exams that start on 20 October.09 Sep 2020
The IEUA welcomes today’s investigative report by the ABC into school funding. The IEUA has urged greater transparency and accountability in school funding arrangements for over three decades.02 Sep 2020
Today on Early Childhood Educators day, we celebrate our workers in early childhood education and care, the teachers and educators, and recognise the vital contribution they make to the lives of children, families, and our country as a whole.02 Sep 2020
BREAKING: Catholic Independent Schools (Model B and C) vote in favour of four new Multi-Enterprise Agreements
Congratulations to members working in Catholic Independent Schools (Model B and C) on your emphatic support for four new Multi-Enterprise Agreements for teachers and support staff - 98.83% in favour.31 Aug 2020