ALE – Autonomous Train Drivers‘ Unions of Europe

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

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...

Press Release – ALE Board of Directors

Press Release – ALE Board of Directors

27th Mai 2020   Yesterday afternoon a meeting of the ALE Board of Directors took place in an extraordinary way, due to the COVID-19 crisis, and was held for the first time virtually. The President of ALE, Juan Jesús García Fraile, made a brief presentation of the...

Press Release – ALE Position Paper

Press Release – ALE Position Paper

Today, more than ever and in the conditions we least desire, the need for and the importance of trade unions is becoming apparent. Throughout Europe, we have seen with joy in ALE that our member unions, professional unions of Train Drivers, have worked side by side...

Thanks for not giving up

Thanks for not giving up

We would like to thank you all for the work you are carrying out in these very difficult circumstances in which we find ourselves. Thanks to you, many workers are being able to get to their jobs, guaranteeing the supply and the infrastructures that maintain us,...

Jõao Paulo Flores, President of SMAQ pass away

Jõao Paulo Flores, President of SMAQ pass away

Today we receive the news that our friend and colleague Jõao Flores, President of SMAQ, the portuguese train drivers union, has passed away. From these lines we want to thank you for your predisposition, desire to work and good communication with our european union...

Memorandum of Understanding ALE-ETF

Memorandum of Understanding ALE-ETF

  Yesterday, February 13th 2020, the collaboration agreement between ALE and ETF (European Transport Worker´s Federation) was finally signed. It is a historic moment because the two european organizations wich combine the representation of almost all the train...

ALE – Board of Directors September

ALE – Board of Directors September

On September 19 and 20, the Board of Directors of the European Train Drivers Union was held in Madrid, Spain. In it, the President of ALE, Juan Jesús García Fraile, has talked and discussed the course of our Organization, the present and future challenges that arise...

Violence at Work: Protecting our members as workers and victims

Violence at Work: Protecting our members as workers and victims

Last 21st, the European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) invited us to participate as representatives of train drivers in Europe to a seminar to deal, among the different affiliated Spanish unions, with the problem of violence at work. Violence at...

II Event on Safety Culture & Just Culture

II Event on Safety Culture & Just Culture

On June 12th and 13th, SEMAF, in collaboration with the National Safety Authority of Spain (AESF) and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), organized the II Event on Safety Culture and Just Culture. The opening of the event was made by the Head of the...