1 News – Former Gloriavale member calls it a ‘brutal control regime’
By Ryan Boswell – 1News – 23/02/2022
A former Gloriavale member struggled to hold back tears on Wednesday as he described the West Coast commune as a “brutal control regime”.
Faithful Disciple is giving evidence in an Employment Court case to decide whether Gloriavale residents are volunteers or not.
Last year, the Labour Inspectorate ruled out investigating claims of long working hours, pointing to paperwork showing residents “gave service to the community without the expectations of being paid as individuals”.