Stuff – ‘Major employment issues’ at Gloriavale prompted Westland Dairy’s decision to stop collecting its milk
By Jake Kenny – Stuff – 25/07/2022
The Gloriavale Christian community has sought a High Court injunction forcing Westland Dairy Company to continue collecting milk from its three farms, saying the farms are not in breach of employment law.
The legal action comes a month after Westland Dairy Company announced it would cease taking Gloriavale milk from June 13, following an Employment Court ruling that several of the Christian community’s businesses used child labour and treated workers as volunteers when they were employees entitled to be paid minimum wage.
Both parties agreed Westland would continue collecting milk until an injunction decision was made.