Has el Presidente Patrick Lee-lo been gagged?

Via the Tip-line

The tip-line is a great source of information and feedback on the posts. Occasionally I’ll share some of it, or store it up waiting for the right moment.

A reader emailed the other day after watching another shameless effort by Rebecca Wright on Campbell Live. As it mentions the dodgy cartel-like BSC and me ol’ mate Patrick Lee-Lo, I thought I’d post it.


Dear Cam,

I’ve seen how you’ve bashed the Building Service Contractors (BSC) and its President Patrick Lee-Lo for their closeness to the SFWU. The SFWU are now complaining about the wages of the cleaners in Parliament.

I was once a commercial cleaner and was disgusted to see cleaners being used as pawns in a political game by those Labour and Green MPs. Their crocodile tears about how poorly paid the cleaners couldn’t have been more evident – especially by those MPs wearing their red ‘Living Wage’ t-shirts.   

What I find amazing is that the BSC/SFWU’s signed a MECA in June 2013 agreeing to pay cleaning staff $14.10 per hour. The BSC even trumpeted that their members were better than other cleaning companies.

After watching the Campbell Live item showing MPs ‘cleaning’ the offices and toilets of MPs, I had to email you.

Parliament’s cleaners are employed by Spotless Cleaning Services who also just happen to key members of the BSC. As the BSC is meant to be the voice of the industry their silence on matters affecting their members is nothing short of astonishing. Not a word. Not a peep.

It makes me wonder whether the BSC’s President Patrick Lee-Lo has been gagged by Spotless who don’t want him or the BSC to comment on this issue. Why not?

So much for the BSC being the leading voice of the cleaning industry. The BSC is a joke and even borders on being a scam.

After reading your posts, our company decided to cancel our membership of the BSC, so thank you for saving us over $20,000 per year!!!!

Keep up the good work.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.