ALE – Autonomous Train Drivers‘ Unions of Europe

Organization

The Autonomous Train Drivers‘ Unions of Europe (Autonome Lokomotivführer-Gewerkschaften Europas – ALE) is a Confederation of 14 European train drivers‘ unions.

ALE’s constituent member unions are responsible for organising some 40,000 train drivers.

ALE is a professional organisation, which represents their social and economical interests throughout European railways.

Executive Presidency

Since 2018 the Executive Presidency consists of the following executive officers:

Juan Jesús García Fraile

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
28045 Madrid
Spain

Tel: + 34 / 91 / 7 74 94 00
  semaf(at)semaf.org

Leszek Mietek

Leszek Mietek

Vicepresident of ALE

President ZZM Poland

Zwiazek Zawodowy Maszynistow Kolejowych W Polsce ZZM
ul. Grójecka 17
PL-02-021 Warszawa
Poland

Tel: + 48 / 22 / 47 42 615
zzmale(at)wp.pl

Pietro Serbassi

Pietro Serbassi

Vicepresident of ALE

President FAST Confsal Italy

Federazione Autonoma dei Sindacati dei Trasporti (FAST Ferrovie)
Via Albona 1
00177 Rome
Italy

Tel: + 39 / 6 / 4730 76 66
  serbassi(at)fastferrovie.it

Management Board

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

ALE Congress

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.

Membership

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.

Pay bargaining

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.