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).


2014 > 12

The report from the BASTUN High Level meeting 29.11.2014 is has been published. The report is written by Journalist Bengt Rolfer to celebrate 15 years of Trade Union Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region. 

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Etiketter: high level, bastun, 2014

The BASTUN spring meeting 2015 will be held in Tallin on the 15-16 of April.
The agenda will include the themes; Structural Changes in Economy and the Training Needs of Labour and diskussion  about the ongoing European Minimum Wage discussion.
The Estonian Trade Union Federation EAKL will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a seminar that will be organised on the 16th of April directly after the BASTUN-meeting.

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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