Supporting the independent education community

Support staff

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

  • OECTA sends message in support of industrial action

    Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association President, Liz Stuart has sent a letter to IEU president, Chris Wilkinson in support of the industrial action taken by IEU members in response to CCER's refusal to include an effective arbitration clause in their latest enterprise agreement.

    03 Nov 2017
  • Sydney stop work rally broadcast on Facebook Live

    Today, Catholic school teachers in Sydney took industrial action and rallied in protest to CCER's decision to obstruct their right to arbitraiton in their latest enterprise agreement.

    01 Nov 2017
  • IEU calls stop work - Armidale, Bathurst, Wagga Wagga and Wollongong

    Protected action ballots were granted by the AEC for schools across NSW and the ACT. The Union is asking members to stop work from the commencement of duty to 12.30 pm on the dates set out above.

    31 Oct 2017
  • News release: Catholic teachers to strike

    Teachers and support staff in Archdiocese of Sydney Catholic systemic schools will stop work on the morning of Wednesday, 1 November to fight for their right to arbitration.

    31 Oct 2017
  • IEU informs parents about industrial action

    IEU has made this letter available to parents of students in NSW and ACT Catholic systemic schools, which are taking industrial action.

    31 Oct 2017