The Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Union (BKDP) was one of the representative organisations of the Belarusian free trade unions. The BKDP has been a strategic partner of BASTUN since 2006. Since 2021 and the massive crack down on trade unions in Belarus by the Lukashenko regime the trade unionists are reorganised in the Salidarnast Association.
The Salidarnast Association was founded by trade union leaders and activists from Belarus, who were forced to leave the country after the liquidation and repression of democratic trade unions. The charitable association is registered in Germany and based in Bremen.
BASTUN acts as a platform for deepened cooperation between trade unions around the Baltic sea area and our colleagues form Belarus. The aim is to maintain and help to develop the free trade union movement in Belarus according to ILO recommendations. BASTUN follows the situation in Belarus and works for keeping the Belarusian free trade unions on the political agenda in relevant national and international context.