World Support Staff Day

World Support Staff Day on 16 May was an important day to recognise and celebrate our invaluable colleagues.

The day is an initiative of Education International, the global federation of more than 380 education unions, of which the IEU is a proud member.

Everything that happens in our schools that enables teachers to teach and students to learn starts with support staff. They are the engine room of schools, and we’d like to say a big thank you to all support staff in NSW and the ACT.

In 2022-23, the outcomes achieved by Catholic systemic sector support staff for greatly improved pay and conditions has set a benchmark for all support staff in non-government schools.

Many support staff in independent schools are now earning less than their colleagues in Catholic systemic schools.

As negotiations begin for new enterprise agreements in AIS schools, the IEU invites all support staff in these schools to join th IEU so you too can have your voice heard for a better deal. We are always stronger together.