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 ACCC’s first interim report in its inquiry into early childhood services has been released. Read more in Teachers r Teachers.01 Sep 2023
The Julia Gillard-led Royal Commission into Early Childhood Education and Care in South Australia recently released its final report.01 Sep 2023
The Fair Work Commission heard its first application for multi-enterprise supported bargaining in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) in August. Read more in Teachers r Teachers.01 Sep 2023
NewsExtra update for teachers and support staff in Catholic systemic schools in regards to the recent pay rises in the ACT.29 Aug 2023
IEU's latest NewsExtra concerning the bargaining for new multi-enterprise agreements for teachers and support staff in your school. This NewsExtra provides additional information on developments in relation to teacher pay in NSW government schools and compares those rates under discussion with the offer by your school.28 Aug 2023