How to Join

Industrial relations directors, officers or practitioners as well as social dialogue specialists, labour administrators, employment relations specialists, human resource consultants, members and representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, government officials, labour lawyers, students, academics and all others dealing with employee relations would greatly benefit from becoming a member of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association and from participating in our congresses.

Types of membership

There are three categories of members of ILERA namely, full member (or national member), institutional associate member, individual associate member.


If you wish to apply for any of the above types of membership, please print and complete the appropriate application form and send it to either or by post to the ILERA Secretariat, c/o GOVERNANCE, International Labour Office, 1211 Geneva 22, Switzerland.

Application forms:

Membership dues

Membership dues are payable by bank transfer (BIC/SWIFT: UBSWCHZH80A):

Please ensure that your name or membership number is clearly indicated and that the payment is made out to the "International Labour and Employment Relations Association".

ILERA Electronic Newsletter and Membership Directory

The ILERA Electronic Newsletter is published at least twice per year, and includes news about ILERA activities, activities of members, forthcoming meetings, ongoing research projects, recent publications, book notes etc. The Newsletter, as well as individual announcements, are sent by e-mail to all ILERA members. Please inform the ILERA secretariat of any changes in your e-mail address as soon as possible. ILERA members are welcome to send any information that might be of interest for inclusion in the Newsletter to the ILERA Secretariat.

ILERA Members will be automatically listed in the Membership Directory. The username and password will be sent upon the acceptance of applications. The Directory contains the names and addresses of all members, as well as information on their professional activities and research and can be updated directly on-line.