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...
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...
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,...
Today we receive the news that our friend and colleague Jõao Flores, President of SMAQ, the portuguese train drivers union, has passed away. From these lines we want to thank you for your predisposition, desire to work and good communication with our european union...
This is our tribute for the women who drive our trains everyday throughout Europe. Thanks to all of you!
Yesterday, February 13th 2020, the collaboration agreement between ALE and ETF (European Transport Worker´s Federation) was finally signed. It is a historic moment because the two european organizations wich combine the representation of almost all the train...
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:
- Working conditions
- Social dialogue
- Dialogue with other social agents