- Acknowledging and aligning to the main aims of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) which are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues;
- As members of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) that promotes the study of labour and employment relations throughout the world, and
- Recognising the need for a Labour and Employment Relations association which would enhance the knowledge, practice and understanding of Labour and Employment relations and related issues in and for South Africa;
- And recognising the need to promote basic rights and sound relations between the social partners including the state and to render a sustained, credible and valid service to the Labour and Employment relations community;
- And recognising the need for more interaction and networking between individuals involved in Labour and Employment relations, nationally, regionally and internationally;
Now, therefore, the members have decided to commit themselves to, participating in the realisation of the objectives and aims of the association for the promotion of Labour and Employment relations for and among all the people of South Africa and Africa and the creation of just and fair labour and employment relations within the region.
To become a vibrant Organisation enhancing Employment Relations through debate and dialogue.
To facilitate an ongoing forum for constructive relationship building
To deal with themes of relevance to the South African Employment Relations community
To enhance the understanding, knowledge and practices of Employment Relations at National, Regional and branch levels in South Africa.
To promote basic rights and sound relations between the labour market partners including the state;
To render a sustained, credible and valid service to the Labour and Employment Relations community;
To advance the latest knowledge and research within the Labour and Employment Relations field;
To promote skills transfer and training within the Labour and Employment Relations field;
To promote and facilitate a representative Labour and Employment Relations profession;
To assist other African Countries to establish similar associations.