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NZ Herald – Labour Inspectorate rules Gloriavale members cannot be considered employees

NZ Herald – Labour Inspectorate rules Gloriavale members cannot be considered employees

Kurt Bayer – NZ Herald – 23/074/2021 The Labour Inspectorate has found that the members of the Gloriavale Christian community on the South Island’s West Coast cannot currently be considered employees under New Zealand legislation. It means that the Inspectorate has no jurisdiction and “will not undertake further investigation or enforcement action at this point”, […]
Newshub – Claims of exploitation at Gloriavale go unheard as MBIE says it’s out of their jurisdiction

Newshub – Claims of exploitation at Gloriavale go unheard as MBIE says it’s out of their jurisdiction

Kaysha Brownlie – Newshub – 23/07/2021 [Video can be viewed in article link]. A group of former followers believes it and current Gloriavale residents have been exploited – but the Ministry says other agencies will have to investigate. Gloriavale members are hard at work – but they’re not employees, according to a report commissioned by […]
TVNZ 1 News – Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust pleads for public’s help for those leaving commune

TVNZ 1 News – Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust pleads for public’s help for those leaving commune

By Ryan Boswell – 1 News – 23/06/2021 The Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust has launched the Emergency Welfare Appeal to help people reintegrate into the outside world. A video has been created featuring over 25 children whose families have been helped by the trust. See Givealittle video here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/gloriavale-leavers-emergency-appeal Spokeswoman Liz Gregory said members often […]
Stuff – Urgent appeal to help more families leaving Gloriavale

Stuff – Urgent appeal to help more families leaving Gloriavale

By Joanne Naish – Stuff – 23/06/2021 [Video link to Givealittle Gloriavale Leavers Emergency Appeal: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/gloriavale-leavers-emergency-appeal Increasing numbers of people are leaving Gloriavale and urgently need support, a charity for leavers says. The Gloriavale Leavers’ Support Trust says urgent support is needed for dozens of members leaving the reclusive West Coast Christian community. The trust […]