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

2014 > 04

BASTUN held the second meeting of the Finnish presidency on April 2-3 in Tuusula, Finland. The meeting focused on grey economy which is the main priority of the Finnish presidency. Finnwatch presented their perspectives on tax fairness and tax planning by corporations by examining the example of Attendo. SAK Finland presented figures regarding tax evasion in the Baltic Sea Region. The meeting also discussed and approved the forthcoming Estonian Presidency program.

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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.