The British Universities' Industrial Relations Association began in 1950 and now has developed to have over 500 members. BUIRA members are academics or research students working in industrial relations, labour law, labour economics, human resource (or personnel) management, industrial sociology, occupational psychology, trade union studies and labour history.
Members of BUIRA are part of an academic community, all of whom share an interest in the field of industrial relations. Members are able to network with others in the field. Members have access to the complete website, receive weekly bulletins, have the opportunity to attend an annual conference and have access to certain journals at a discounted rate.
Members are elected onto the BUIRA Executive at the AGM held every year at the BUIRA Conference and every three years a group of Stewards are elected to manage the day to day activities of the organisation.
BUIRA is affiliated to the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
BUIRA attempts to be an inclusive organisation and has developed its own Equality and Diversity policy.
The BUIRA Conference is a forum for engagement in academic debate in our field of study and is held in June each year for more details on this year's conference click here