2nd Workshop on the revision of the Train Drivers´ Directive

The past November 18th, representatives from ALE attended the 2nd meeting on the revision of the...

9th ALE Congress 2022

On 4 and 5 October, the 9th Congress of our organisation was held in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid),...

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 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...

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

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

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)

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...

Welcome

The ALE is a Federation wich unites European trade unions and professional associations, which represent train 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