Meeting with European Air Traffic Controllers´ Union (ATCEUC)

Safety Culture and European Social Dialogue were the main topics of the meeting we held this...

Meeting EU Commission & MEP´s

On 14 and 15 June, together with CESI (www.cesi.org), we held meetings with European authorities...

ALE Board in Rome

  On the 31 of May and 1 of June ALE celebrated his board meeting in the perfect context of...

European Rail Safety Days

On the 3rd, 4th and 5th of November, the "Rail Safety Days", promoted by the ERA (European Railway...

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...

Meeting with European Air Traffic Controllers´ Union (ATCEUC)

Safety Culture and European Social Dialogue were the main topics of the meeting we held this morning with the President and representatives of the European Air Traffic Controllers' Union (ATCEUC - www.atceuc.org). This meeting, between European trade union...

Meeting EU Commission & MEP´s

On 14 and 15 June, together with CESI (www.cesi.org), we held meetings with European authorities in Brussels. On the first day, we met with the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, and that same afternoon we were with the heads of the...

ALE Board in Rome

  On the 31 of May and 1 of June ALE celebrated his board meeting in the perfect context of Rome. At the event participated all the European members involved in the activities of ALE at EU level. The European Year of Rail 2021 has come to an end and we could...

European Rail Safety Days

On the 3rd, 4th and 5th of November, the "Rail Safety Days", promoted by the ERA (European Railway Agency), were held in the Portuguese city of Porto. The event was attended by numerous experts in the field, from all the railway institutions and organisations with...

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...

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