ALE – Train Drivers‘ Unions of Europe
The Autonomous Train Drivers‘ Unions of Europe (Autonome Lokomotivführer-Gewerkschaften Europas – ALE) is a Confederation of 13 European train drivers‘ unions.
ALE’s constituent member unions are responsible for organising more than 45,000 train drivers.
ALE is a professional organisation, which represents their social and economical interests throughout the european railways.
Since 2018 the Executive Presidency consists of the following executive officers:
Juan Jesús García Fraile
President of ALE
Secretary General SEMAF Spain
Sindicato Español de Maquinistas y Ayudantes Ferroviarios SEMAF
Paseo de las Delicias 20, Planta 3
Tel: + 34 / 91 / 7 74 94 00
Vicepresident of ALE
President ZZM Poland
Zwiazek Zawodowy Maszynistow Kolejowych W Polsce ZZM
ul. Grójecka 17
Tel: + 48 / 22 / 47 42 615
Vicepresident of ALE
President FAST Confsal Italy
Federazione Autonoma dei Sindacati dei Trasporti (FAST Ferrovie)
Via Albona 1
Tel: + 39 / 6 / 4730 76 66
The Management Board of ALE is composed of:
- the Executive Presidency
- the other Presidents of all constituent member unions of ALE that are not already represented among the executive officers
- the Treasurer
The chief organ of ALE is the ALE Congress which is generally held every four years. The ALE Congress elects the Executive Officers of the Management Board and passes resolutions on main political aims for the period until the next ALE Congress.
Central Office and language
ALE’s Central Office is located at the offices of whichever individual union currently provides its President. The Central Office is momentarily located in Madrid (Spain). The chosen language, in which communication takes place is determined by usefulness and requires a majority decision of the Board of Management. Momentarily the language used within ALE is German.
All autonomous and democratically organised European trades unions and professional organisations whose task it is to represent individual or specific professions of railway cabin staff are eligible to become members of ALE.
As an umbrella Organisation, ALE has no negotiation rights on salaries and wages. Individual ALE members, on the other hand, do have such rights at national levels.