Sweden takes over the presidency of BASTUN 2017-2018

BASTUN’s priorities reflect the political and social situation of the Baltic Sea region. The network
follows political discussion and aims to keep relevant issues for trade union movement on the
agenda. The presidency sets its political priorities for the presidency period.

The focus of the BASTUN meetings during the Swedish presidency will be derived from the
Trade Union Vision 2020, focusing on;

• Strengthening trade union density and organising in the Baltic Sea region
• Strengthening Social dialogue and working for more balanced representation between
Trade Union and business interests
• Mobility of labour under fair conditions and prevention of social dumping

The  Swedish Presidency will discuss the focus areas in relation to Global Deal initiative, the European Pillar of Social Rights and the growing polarisation in societies and its consequences on democracy.