RNZ – Gloriavale accused of creating blacklist as ex-members’ legal case looms
By RNZ – 23/08/2022
Gloriavale has effectively drawn up a blacklist by surveying members’ opposition to people speaking on their behalf in court, the leavers’ support trust says.
The reclusive Christian community is examining responses to the ‘Gloriavale Members Voice’ survey created by a member, which asks people if they wish to appear as a witness at an Employment Court hearing next week, to protect the community, family, friends, church and culture.
The court will hear a case brought by six former Gloriavale women – Serenity Pilgrim, Anna Courage, Rose Standtrue, Crystal Loyal, Pearl Valour and Virginia Courage – who claim they were employees during their time at Haupiri and allege labour inspectors breached their statutory duty to them.
The survey also asks people to tick a box accepting whether or not they authorise a list of 30 people and organisations to speak for them.