Safety Climate Survey – ERA

   One of the main demands of ALE as a defender and spokes organization for train drivers...

Connecting Europe Express

  The declaration of the year 2021 as the European Year of Railways has given rise to...

Do you know that your train is driven by a female train driver?

In the last 10 years, the number of women train drivers has grown considerably. Reduced working...

#NoViolenceAtWork

Violence at work is a recurrent problem that many of our trade union affiliates experience, more...

ALE Board of Directors

Once again, due to the global health situation, the ALE Board, which represents more than 45,000...

ALE is new member of the GRB (Group of Representative Bodies)

On 15 June 2020, the ALE became part of the GRB by unanimous vote of its members, as set out in...

Safety Climate Survey – ERA

   One of the main demands of ALE as a defender and spokes organization for train drivers throughout Europe is the commitment to a Safety Culture in the railway sector that really works, that is a Just Safety Culture: which does not punish the professional who...

Connecting Europe Express

  The declaration of the year 2021 as the European Year of Railways has given rise to initiatives such as this one, where the European Commission has chartered this "Connecting Europe Express" to promote sustainable transport and attract more users to this means...

Do you know that your train is driven by a female train driver?

In the last 10 years, the number of women train drivers has grown considerably. Reduced working hours, uniforms, breastfeeding and adaptation of the workplace are among the improvements to be implemented. With slogans such as "for equality, full speed ahead", "I want...

#NoViolenceAtWork

Violence at work is a recurrent problem that many of our trade union affiliates experience, more frequently in regional and local passenger transport. The guidelines are an important step to equip our members with tools to address and, ideally, prevent violence...

ALE Board of Directors

Once again, due to the global health situation, the ALE Board, which represents more than 45,000 train drivers throughout Europe, is meeting virtually to exchange experiences and situations and to draw up a roadmap based on the most sustainable and environmentally...

ALE is new member of the GRB (Group of Representative Bodies)

On 15 June 2020, the ALE became part of the GRB by unanimous vote of its members, as set out in its terms of reference. This situation will make it possible to enrich, with the experience of European train drivers, the decisions taken in Europe in the field of...

Welcome

The ALE unites autonomous European trade unions and professional associations, which unionise locomotive drivers and other on-board staff.

The ALE pursues the purpose of representing at a European level the professional, social and material interests of the individual members in the member unions.

The ALE aims to exercise an influence on the political organs of the European Union (EU) in order to be integrated into the Sectoral Social Dialogue for Railways and recognised as a social partner. The ALE also works towards the dialogue with business organisations and railway undertakings that engage in international transport activities  in Europe.

The ALE follows and supports European policies on transport, employment, social, and economic issues in a critical and constructive manner.

ALE advocates a harmonised development of railways in Europe. For this purpose it demands  the establishment of clear rules to ensure the future viability of railways, the employment of workers, the conditions under which they operate, and the safe carrying out of railway transport.

To achieve thism, ALE will focus its actions on the following areas:

  • Training
  • Safety
  • Working conditions
  • Social dialogue
  • Dialogue with other social agents