RNZ – Gloriavale ordered to improve workplace safety standards
By Jean Edwards – RNZ – 14/08/2022
Gloriavale has been ordered to improve workplace safety standards again after a visit by inspectors, but no children were found working in the reclusive Christian community’s commercial businesses.
WorkSafe assessors travelled to Gloriavale near Greymouth in May after a landmark Employment Court ruling that found three former members of the sect were employees from the age of six, working long hours on farms and in factories.
Inspectors issued nine improvement notices relating to the management of hazardous substances, machine guarding and traffic management at Haupiri.
The workplace safety regulator said Gloriavale had already complied with six notices, with the remaining three to be addressed by November.