Gloriavale accused of exploiting workers; MBIE says it can’t intervene

Gloriavale accused of exploiting workers; MBIE says it can’t intervene

By Joanne Naish – 14/11/2020

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Virginia Courage left school at 15 and, for 25 years, worked long hours in commercial-scale kitchens, laundries and child care centres.

She started at 6am and finished as late as 8pm, cooking or cleaning for 600 people. She worked six days a week with one week’s holiday a year.

For this, she was never paid.

According to the government, she was a volunteer and therefore not entitled to protection against exploitation.

Read more here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/123360518/gloriavale-accused-of-exploiting-workers-mbie-says-it-cant-intervene?fbclid=IwAR3T1MUrh7UB5NdeGq_5OLAyYNWxIMU22borqRSF3hYX6xvq6CR2GbEJPYE