Customer Service 01273 741400

Pope Francis’ Administration Red Faced as Vatican Museum Staff begin Lawsuit

The Vatican Museum

Pope Francis’ Administration Red Faced as Vatican Museum Staff begin Lawsuit

49 employees of the Vatican Museum have begun legal proceeding against the Pope’s administration over working conditions after years of having their requests for improvement ignored.

The petition is the first formal legal step under Vatican law.

Recap on The Vatican

The Vatican is a sovereign country, and although situated within Rome, it is completely independent from Italy. It is the smallest state in the world by both population and area.

The Vatican Museum is one of the most visited museums, with some of the most famous paintings and sculptures in the world, including the Sistine Chapel.

What the petition says…

The unprecedented move blasts “labour conditions undermining each worker’s dignity and health” – an embarrassing petition aimed at the Vatican City State.

The lawyer representing the museum workers elaborated that this includes extra work hours at lower pay rates, and insufficient health and safety provisions. Under Vatican law, workers unions are forbidden.

The group of long standing workers are fighting to instigate “a general rethinking of Vatican labour rules” their lawyer said.

Is Employment Law Your Field?

At CSnotepad we have extensive experience supporting small and large scale legal firms. Free up time for your highly skilled team by outsourcing your general admin and telephone answering needs to us. We have a friendly and professional team of client service advisors ready to be trained on your business, with a variety of client focused services available.

For more information on our services, visit our website here.

For more information on the petition against The Vatican, read this article on Reuters.

Related Posts

Want to see if CSnotepad is right for you?

Click on the button and one of our expert team will be in touch!

Find out if CSnotepad is right for your business...

Fill in your details and one of our friendly team will get in touch to see how we can help.

By clicking Get in touch you hereby agree to your details being held by Call Solution Ltd (trading as CSnotepad) for the purposes of contacting you via email and/or telephone regarding the services it provides.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.