(20.06.1998) There are two central trade union organisations in Estonia. EAKL, which organises both workers and salaried employees, has about 80,000 members. Raivo Paavo has served as chairman of EAKL for the past six years. In 1995 he was elected a Member of Parliament.

TALO concentrates its organising efforts on salaried employees. It has some 50,000 members. TALO is chaired by Toivo Roosimaa.

Latvia's only central trade union organisation, LBAS, has 255,000 members. This central organisation now owns the real estate which belonged to the Latvian trade unions during the Soviet era.

In Lithuania there are four central trade union organisations. These four organisations are keeping their distance and fighting over real estate inherited from the Soviet era trade unions.