#NoViolenceAtWork

Violence at work is a recurrent problem that many of our trade union affiliates experience, more...

ALE Board of Directors

Once again, due to the global health situation, the ALE Board, which represents more than 45,000...

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...

Press Release – ALE Board of Directors

27th Mai 2020   Yesterday afternoon a meeting of the ALE Board of Directors took place in an...

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...

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...

Treffen der ALE mit der CESI in Brussel 19.–21. Oktober 2015

ALE und CESI diskutieren die Entwicklung der europäischen Eisenbahnpolitik mit wichtigen Entscheidungsträgern der EU und mit den Vertretern der Arbeitgeberorganisationen. Die Treffen fanden fast alle im Geschäftssitz der CESI in Brüssel statt und es wurden in erster...

ALE-Vorstandssitzung in Budapest (Ungarn), 9. Mai 2015

Resolution zur Unterstützung des streikenden Zugpersonals bei der Deutschen Bahn und der ALE-Mitgliedsgewerkschaft GDL Angesichts des Drucks, der von Seiten der Leitung der Deutschen Bahn, der deutschen Regierung und auch in beachtlichem Maße von den Medien ausgeübt...

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