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...

II Event on Safety Culture & Just Culture

On June 12th and 13th, SEMAF, in collaboration with the National Safety Authority of Spain (AESF)...

11th Edition of the International Level Crossing Awareness Day

On June 5th, 6th and 7th, different representatives of the railway industry, the road, academics...

Meeting with ATCEUC and CESI

On May 13 we had a meeting in Brussels, through @CESI, between the European Union of Air Traffic...

Pressemitteilung SACT – ALE / Eisenbahnunglück in Buizingen

Auf Verlangen meiner Mandantin, der ASBL SYNDICAT AUTONOME DES CONDUCTEURS DE TRAINS (abgekürzt SACT) bringe ich diese Mitteilung in den Umlauf. Es bezieht sich auf das dramatische Eisenbahnunglück, das sich am 15. Februar in Buizingen ereignete. In einem Unternehmen,...


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