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).
The Norwegian LO holds the BASTUN presidency from the beginning of July 2021 until the end of June 2022 and Terje Olav Olsson will be the acting president for the network.
The priorities of the Norwegian Presidency will be: