RNZ – WorkSafe inspectors to visit Gloriavale, charities regulator opens investigation after ruling
By Jean Edwards – RNZ – 11/05/2022
Workplace inspectors will again visit Gloriavale and the charities regulator has launched a new investigation following a breakthrough Employment Court ruling on child labour at the reclusive Christian community.
Government agencies are under pressure to act after the court found children as young as six were employees toiling for long hours on farms and in factories doing difficult and sometimes dangerous work.
The three young men who brought the case – Levi Courage, Hosea Courage and Daniel Pilgrim – have described the ruling as a turning point in their employment fight that could result in big compensation pay-outs.