welcome to bastun - baltic sea trade union network

Representing 11 million trade union members


BASTUN works as a forum where the trade unions of the Baltic Sea Region exchange information and discuss and define common interests. The network aims at political and social influencing, coordinates joint projects and raises issues related to the Baltic Sea Region within the international trade union family. BASTUN is a strategic partner of the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) and cooperates closely with the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC).


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Foto: Eric Mills Foto: Eric Mills

The Baltic Sea Trade Union Network will hold its last meeting of the Russian presidency on th.e 14th May in St. Petersburg and discuss among others future perspectives of the Russian economy and labour market. In the presence of trade union representatives from all around the Baltic Sea area, local social partners and the St. Petersburg representation of the Nordic Council of Ministers will present an ongoing project , aiming at enhancing  and developing of trilateral social partnerships.

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About bastun

  • BASTUN is a trade union network consisting of 22 Trade Union confederations in the Baltic Sea Region representing 11 million trade union members
  • BASTUN influences political decision making processes and social development in the region, coordinates joint projects, and raises issues related to the Baltic Sea region within the international trade union family.
During the Latvian Presidency 2018-2019 BASTUN will focus on:
  • Mobility of Labour and prevention of Social Fraud
  • Strengthening Social Dialogue
  • Strengthening Tarde Union dencity and organising