Press Release – ALE Position Paper

Today, more than ever and in the conditions we least desire, the need for and the importance of...

Thanks for not giving up

We would like to thank you all for the work you are carrying out in these very difficult...

Jõao Paulo Flores, President of SMAQ pass away

Today we receive the news that our friend and colleague Jõao Flores, President of SMAQ, the...

Women in Rail – Train Drivers

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Memorandum of Understanding ALE-ETF

  Yesterday, February 13th 2020, the collaboration agreement between ALE and ETF (European...

ALE – Board of Directors September

On September 19 and 20, the Board of Directors of the European Train Drivers Union was held in...

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

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...

11th Edition of the International Level Crossing Awareness Day

On June 5th, 6th and 7th, different representatives of the railway industry, the road, academics and personalities from around the world met to discuss the awareness of the dangers associated with level crossings in Amersfoort (Holland). The International Level...

Meeting with ATCEUC and CESI

On May 13 we had a meeting in Brussels, through @CESI, between the European Union of Air Traffic Controllers (ATCEUC) and ALE to address the issue of Culture of Safety and Fair Culture. We believe that, with the proximity of the liberalization of passenger transport...

Meeting with ERA and European Commission

On May 13, we had a meeting with the European Railway Agency, represented by, among others, Chris Carl (Head of the Executive Office of the ERA) with whom we discussed and presented proposals and claims on Culture of Safety in European railways and Just Culture....

ALE in European Rail Safety Summit in Dubrovnik, 10-12.04 2018

European Rail Safety Summit 2018 Safety is the essential precondition for successful rail business in Europe – and a positive safety culture is essential for improving rail safety in Europe. In many other sectors of high risk transport and industry, a positive safety...

Welcome

The ALE unites autonomous European trade unions and professional associations, which unionise locomotive 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