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).


2015 > 07

Poland will be taking over the Presidency of BASTUN from July 2015 to June 2016.
During the Polish Presidency the chairmanship of BASTUN will be held by a trio presidency with co-presidents Ms Dorota Gardias from FZZ, Mr Piotr Duda from NSZZ Solidarnosc and Mr Jan Guz from OPZZ.

Priorities during the Polish presidency are; Sustainable Labour Markets and Fair Mobility in the Baltic Sea region, Organizing – with special focus on youth and Improving public images for Trade Unions and and changing public attitudes. A  midterm evaluation of the Trade Union vision for the Baltic Sea 2020 will also be conducted during the 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 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