ALE – Train Drivers‘ Unions of Europe

European Rail Safety Days

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

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

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?

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

#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

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)

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,...