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Become a Member of IRASA

Affiliated to the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA)

 The Industrial Relations Association of South Africa (IRasa) was founded as a non-profit association in 1994. IRasa has the unique advantage of catering for the needs of a wide range of stakeholders involved in employment relations. The stakeholders include employment relations and human resources practitioners (including employers’ associations and trade unions), ER and HR consultants, labour lawyers, academics and students, bargaining councils, the CCMA, state departments and other interested parties. The range of issues IRasa engages in include, amongst others, employment relations, human resource management, labour law, social security, work and working conditions, skills development, employment and the labour market. IRasa is therefore in a position to present a holistic understanding of employment relations.

IRasa’s vision is to contribute in a meaningful way to the creation of sound employment relations in South Africa in a manner that maximizes the performance and wellbeing of all participants within a framework of fairness, dignity and mutual respect.

It aims to achieve this role by means of a variety of activities including open discussion forums with inputs from experts with differing perspectives; seminars and workshops where concrete and contemporary issues are tackled, and best practice presentations where leading and cutting edge organisations spell out their formulae for success. In addition, it holds an annual conference where top speakers present talks and papers on a wide range of issues.

IRasa is gearing up to be ready to host the 17th World Congress of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) in Cape Town in 2015. This is a prestigious event at which experts from across the world present the latest developments and research on employment relations and numerous related topics.

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ILERA 2015 Congress

The 17th ILERA World Congress will be hosted from the 7 -11 September 2015 at the Southern Sun, Cape Sun Hotel and Conference Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, under the theme:
"The Changing World of Work: Implications for Labour and Employment Relations and Social Protection"

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