Association of Vatican Lay Workers
Associazione Dipendenti Laici Vaticani
|Alessandro Candi, general secretary|
The Association of Vatican Lay Workers (Italian : Associazione Dipendenti Laici Vaticani; ADLV) is the sole trade union in Vatican City.
The ADLV was formed in 1985. The first ever strike in the Vatican was organized by the ADLV in 1988. In 1992 the union organised a successful mass resignation campaign to protest against the absence of pensions for workers. Vatican authorities formally recognised the ADLV in 1993. 
The ADLV is affiliated to the International Trade Union Confederation. 
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Trade union activity in Vatican City dates from 1985 with the creation of the Association of Vatican Lay Workers (ADLV). The union organised the first strike in the City in 1988 to win improved working conditions and in 1992 organised a campaign of mass resignations which won the right to pensions for Vatican workers. In 1993 Vatican Authorities formally recognised the ADLV.