1News – Brutal work conditions inside Gloriavale laid bare in court
By Ryan Boswell – 1News – 08/09/2022
Brutal work conditions inside Gloriavale have been the focus of evidence at the Employment Court in Christchurch.
Rebekah Kempf was born at the commune and left with her family in 2015.
She is the great granddaughter of Gloriavale’s founder, Hopeful Christian, and told the court her work resulted in back pain and frost bite.
“I’d be lifting 20kg crates standing on a stool on a slippery floor in the freezer usually on my own.
“I was always tired. You cannot refuse to do work if you did you’d be confronted by a leader,” said Kempf.
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