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).

News

2013 > 08


The Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK will hold the BASTUN presidency from the beginning of July in 2013 until the end of June in 2014.  STTK will have a coordinative role of the presidency. Mr. Mikko Mäenpää, President of STTK, will be the chairperson of BASTUN during the Finnish Presidency. The presidency program was discussed and approved at the last BASTUN - meeting in May in St. Petersburg.  The Finnish presidency has the following priorities:

- cross-border labour markets and mobility in the Baltic Sea Region and fighting
- grey economy and social dumping in the Baltic Sea Region
- promoting trade union interests in the Baltic Sea Labour Forum and supporting social dialogue
- sustainable labour market and jobs

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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 Swedish Presidency 2017-2018 BASTUN will focus on:
  • The  Global Deal initiative
  • The European Pillar of Social Rights
  • The growing polarisation in societies and its consequences on democracy.