Cooperation Within the Trade Union Movement
The network's task is to influence and raise issues related to the Baltic Sea region within the trade union movement. BASTUN cooperates with other trade union organisations that have interests in the region. Through such cooperation the network helps its member organisations to get their voices heard in international discussions, and organises various different actions.
All BASTUN member organisations are members of the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) and the ILO.
Nordic sector trade union confederations unite Nordic trade unions and coordinate international work across different industrial branches. Some of the Nordic sector trade union confederations are active in the Baltic Sea Region.
Nordic sector confederations active in the Baltic Sea region:
The Confederation of the Nordic Bank, Finance and Insurance Unions (NFU)
The Nordic Transport workers' confederation (NTF)
Nordic Hotel, Restaurant, Catering and Tourism Confederation (NU HRCT)
Nordic Federation of Building and Woodworkers (NBTF)
The Nordic Hairdressers Union