Gloriavale workers get first monthly pay, and are asked to give the money back to cover expenses, including $100,000-plus legal bills
Gloriavale workers who recently received a share of the Christian Community’s profits, were immediately asked to pay it back to cover expenses, including more than $100,000 in legal fees.
The $335,000 in expenses for October included administration costs, taxes, vehicle hire, capital spending, with close to 40% going on lawyers bills.
An email from Christian Partners, the entity supplying labour for Gloriavale businesses, said members would in future get an estimated share of net profits via a monthly payment into their bank accounts, along with a list of expenses they were expected to contribute to.
This was in line with the principle of “having all things in common” in the partnership agreement they had signed up to, and they were requested to “please deposit in a timely manner to the Partnership common purse account.”
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