TVNZ 1 News – Former Gloriavale members consider court action
Ryan Boswell – 1 News – 26/07/2021
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The Council of Trade Unions is questioning why those living at Gloriavale aren’t being given the same employment rights as others.
The Labour Inspectorate has found no employment relationship exists within the West Coast commune, after it reviewed documents and carried out interviews with current and former members.
National manager Stu Lumsden said it found that the parties did not intend to enter into an employment relationship, and that “work is a means of providing for the whole community, rather than for individual gain”.