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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Yesterday, Meryl Swanson, member for Paterson, and Andrew Giles, Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools, visited two schools in Swanson's electorate: St Peter’s Campus of All Saints College in Maitland, NSW and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School in Tarro, NSW.30 Aug 2017
IEU Secretary John Quessy has informed members on the progress of their Enterprise Agreement through a two minute video published on Facebook and YouTube. The move comes ahead of IEU's application for a protected action ballot order to the Fair Work Commission today, 29 August 2017.29 Aug 2017
If you work for the Lismore diocese you will have received this letter from your Catholic Employers. Again, they’ve not told the whole truth.28 Aug 2017
IEU has received many questions from members in Catholic systemic schools on the progress of the current EA discussions with CCER. The Catholic employers have been spreading misinformation on the status of the Agreement and the IEU will clarify what is actually occurring (especially re the dispute over arbitration) through a Facebook Live Q&A event, this Thursday 17 August at 4 pm.24 Aug 2017
IEU has received signed petitions from over 300 schools, with more rolling in every day, in support of the Union’s position calling on the “Diocesan Director to resolve all outstanding matters in the proposed NSW and ACT agreement including the right to arbitration.”22 Aug 2017