'At least two Church of England cathedrals are advertising zero-hours contracts just days after Justin Welby called them "evil".
Job adverts posted by Gloucester Cathedral and Norwich Cathedral offer the roles under the contracts, which on Wednesday the Archbishop of Canterbury told the TUC conference were "the reincarnation of an ancient evil".
Gloucester's advert, for a cathedral porter earning £8.75 an hour, notes that the work will "mostly be evenings and weekends".
The role is described as: "Working on a flexible basis in order to provide a high quality of support to clergy, hirers and other users and to support the Cathedral's ministry of welcome to all."
Norwich's job advert is for a "Refectory Assistant (Temporary and Casual)" for "an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual, with demonstrable catering experience and excellent organisational and barista skills to join the Refectory team as a Refectory Assistant.
"This is a casual zero hours post where we hope to build up a team of reliable people who can be rostered accordingly."
A page on the Diocese of London's website says that while zero-hours contracts have had "a lot of bad press recently", "particularly where some employers have been using them unfairly", "if used properly and fairly by ensuring that both parties have the ability to reject work and also allowing individuals to work elsewhere when they are not doing work for you, they can be a useful tool."'
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