BASTUN promotes social dialogue, collective bargaining, tripartite structures and cooperation and the social dimension as a part of economic development and growth. BASTUN strives to promote humane and equitable societies, social rights, decent working conditions and wages for all in the Baltic Sea Region.
BASTUN adopted a new vision paper for a ten-year period at its' Spring Meeting in Riga on April 12, 2011.
We believe in fundamental principles and rights at work, cooperation, democracy, freedom, equality, solidarity and joint responsibility. Together we seek to develop social justice in the Baltic Sea Region.
By coming together, organising and joining forces we make workers' voices heard. We facilitate and develop new initiatives, partnerships and international contacts. We influence political decision makers in the region, coordinate joint projects and raise issues related to the Baltic Sea Region within the international trade union family.