Category: News

BASTUN Statement

BASTUN Statement on anniversary of Belarus arrests of trade union leaders During its spring meeting the BASTUN network adopted a statement to mark the two year annisvary of the wave of arrests in Belarus on trade union leaders.  The BASTUN members also reiterated their unwavering support for our collegu...

NFS executive committee adopts statement in support of Finnish workers

  Today, during its executive committee the NFS has adopted a statement in support of our Finnish colleagues in response to the Finnish government’s restrictions of workers' rights.      

BASTUN high level meeting Vilnius

  Today the Baltic Sea Trade Union network held its high level meeting with trade union leaders from around the Nordic and Baltic Sea region.  High on the agenda were discussions of Just transition and fundamental rights. Our meeting started with a discussion with the Lithuanian minister of Social Secur...

NFS support for Salidarnast

Support for the free trade union movement of Belarus The NFS Executive Committee held its spring meeting in Helsinki yesterday 19th of April. The executive committee unanimously decided to donate 10 000 Euros to the free trade union association of Salidarnast to contribute to their campaign and work for...

BASTUN support for imprisoned trade union colleagues in Belarus

Solidarity with the free trade unions in Belarus  Yesterday (18th of april) the BASTUN network had their spring meeting in Tallinn, where the trade unions around the Baltic Sea region get together to discuss mutual challenges and exchange experiences. We also had a meeting with our colleague from Salida...

Nordic Support for statement on Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022

No legacy without trade union rights dated 15th March 2023 The Nordic trade unions together with the Global Trade Union Federations have issued a statement in support of migrant workers in Qatar, in particular how they were treated around the Fifa world cup 2022.

Extraordinary General Council meeting of ITUC

Today, the 11th of March, the International Trade Union Confederation held an extraordinary general council session in Brussels, concerning the Qatargate corruption scandal and the ITUCs special commissions report.  During the 5th World congress of the ITUC in Melbourne, the congress elected Luca Visinti...

Joint Nordic letter to ITUC President

Joint Nordic letter NFS organisations also affiliated to the ITUC, has sent a letter of request to the President of the ITUC Akiko Gono concerning vote of confidence ahead of the ITUC general council March 11th. To President Akiko Gono, ITUC   Vote of Confidence on the ITUC General Secretary   Dear M...

ITUC world congress

ITUC 5th world congress The 5th ITUC World Congress is now over. The Congress was held from 17 to 22 November in Melbourne. The congress has discussed and adopted a congress statement focusing on a new social contract, including climate change, green transition, and gender equality. The Congress has als...

Joint Nordic Statement from NFS Congress in Oslo

Strengthening Trade Unions - a Cornerstone for Democracy and for Tackling Inequality We, the Nordic trade unions, representing more than 8,5 million workers in the Nordic countries, are deeply worried about the threats to trade unions and suppression of labour standards internationally and in our close ne...