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...

Press Release – ALE Board of Directors

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...

Press Release – ALE Position Paper

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...

Thanks for not giving up

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,...

Jõao Paulo Flores, President of SMAQ pass away

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...

Memorandum of Understanding ALE-ETF

  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...

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