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

  • Proud to be Union

    Melissa Clark is one of the growing numbers of young teachers joining our Union who enjoy being active and involved members.

    01 Feb 2018
  • Victory for common sense

    The IEU has welcomed the announcement by the Education Council (25 January) that it will not introduce ‘robo marking’ of writing tests which constitute part of NAPLAN this year.

    30 Jan 2018
  • Members invited to attend Justice Literary Event

    The IEU would like to remind members of the upcoming Justice Literary Event, organised by the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education on Wednesday 14 March, 2018.

    25 Jan 2018
  • NESA confirms accreditation for Pre-2004 teachers via eTAMs

    Are you trying to contact NESA? The Union would like to inform all Pre-2004 teachers who have not received their confirmation of accreditation, that NESA has confirmed these teachers can return to work on Monday 29 January.

    25 Jan 2018
  • Early childhood accreditation supervisors sought by NESA

    The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is currently asking for expressions of interest for NESA Accreditation Supervisors to support early childhood teachers in their teacher accreditation.

    12 Jan 2018