The Centre, which was established in 1955 under the name Near and Middle East Labour Institute (YODÇE) upon the protocol signed between the International Labour Organization and the Republic of Turkey, was affiliated to the Ministry of Labour of the Republic of Turkey in 1960. It was restructured in 1985 under the name Near and Middle East Labour Training Centre (YODÇEM) and continued its activities. Since 2003, it has been conducting activities under the name Centre for Labour and Social Security Training and Research (ÇASGEM). The founding purpose of ÇASGEM is to perform training, research, investigation, publication, documentation and consultancy activities concerning work life and social security at national and international levels. Within this context, especially in the interviews made with academics, it has been envisaged that publication of a scientific journal covering all the aspects of the work life and social security will contribute to the achievement of this purpose. By this aim, the “Journal of Labour Relations” was established to take its place in the scientific world. The Journal of Labour Relations has publications on work-life and social security. Turkish or English articles which are written on this issue and address this issue with respect to work life and social security are published with the approval of at least two reviewers according to the general publication rules specified. It is a scientific peer-reviewed international journal that is published semi-annually as in January and July.