The Society was founded in Auckland in 1974. Its primary aim is the organisation and fostering of research and education in aspects of industrial relations in New Zealand. It publishes the periodical New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, (May 1976- ).
Industrial Relations Society of New Zealand records. 1974-1982. MSS & Archives A-263. Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. https://archives.library.auckland.ac.nz/repositories/2/resources/153 Accessed November 16, 2019.