Employment rights plan for vicars

Church of England is set to award its vicars a range of employment rights for
the first time in its history.

church has published a set of proposals that could see vicars given the right
to redundancy payments and holidays.

to reports by the BBC some priests will also be entitled to legal protection
from unfair dismissal.

the clergy has been exempt from employment rights because they are deemed
office holders not employees, and as such are working for God rather than an
earthly organisation.

By Ross Wigham

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