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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Autumn Helsinki. Photo rights www.pachd.com Autumn Helsinki. Photo rights www.pachd.com


BASTUN held its first meeting of the Finnish Presidency on October 30-31 in Helsinki.  Organising issues were in the spotlight as the Nordic Industry Unions presented the state of play of the Baltic Organising Academy followed by a country report on organising strategies.

The afternoon session consisted of a thematic seminar on grey economy which is the political priority of the Finnish Presidency.

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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.