History and Charter
The Industrial Relations Society of the ACT (IRS ACT) was established in 1973 to organise and foster discussion, research, education and publication within the field of labour & employment relations, which was a constituent member of the Industrial Relations Society of the Australia.
In 2011 the national body changed its name - following the change of name of the international body.
The members of IRS ACT decided, in July 2011, to change the name of the local body to reflect its affiliation with the Australian organisation.
The Association's objective is to bring together a community of people drawn from:
- trade unions
- employer associations
- government agencies
- professional services
- and other related areas
who are interested in the world of people at work. It does not provide advice to individuals nor to any sector bodies.