The International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) was established in 1967 and its general purpose is to promote the study of labour and employment relations throughout the world in the relevant academic disciplines, by such means as:
- encouraging the establishment and development of national associations of labour and employment relations specialists;
- facilitating the spread of information about significant developments in research and education in the field of labour and employment relations;
- organising worldwide and regional congresses; and
- promoting internationally planned research, by organising study groups on particular topics.~

Today the Association has over 1,000 members worldwide including prominent industrial relations scholars and practitioners and 34 national associations and 1 regional association who together form the ILERA Council.

An ILERA World Congress is convened every 3 years, where professionals interested in all aspects.

Visit the ILERA website for more information.