BSCNZ welcomes Karen Papps as new national president

Karen Papps, southern operations manager for ISS Facilities Services, has been named as acting president of Building Service Contractors New Zealand (BSCNZ), the association announced in a 27 November media release.

BSCNZ caught up in Hager book’s expose of Whale Oil smear campaign

Building Services Contractors New Zealand’s president Patrick Lee-Lo is calling for an explanation about content in a book written by Nicky Hager, Dirty Politics, suggests that blogger Cameron Slater’s savage attacks on the organisation were motivated by someone paying him to do so.

BSCNZ appoints chief executive to drive strategic initiatives

After a review of the organisation, Building Service Contractors New Zealand (BSCNZ) has appointed Lillian Small to the newly-created role of chief executive with the purpose of driving fresh initiatives and implementing strategies. Meanwhile Marja Verkerk, current BSCNZ executive director, has been appointed executive officer of the portfolio of other trade organisations managed by BSCNZ. “The […]

Part 6A amendment will hit vulnerable workers, says BSCNZ

Patrick Lee-Lo, president of Building Service Contractors of New Zealand (BSCNZ), has warned that cleaning industry workers will be more vulnerable following recommended changes to Part 6A of the Employment Relations Act. ‘A select committee has recommended that amendments to the act be passed including a change exempting small companies employing fewer than 20 employees […]

FANZ response to BSC NZ on franchised cleaning contracts

David Foster is chairman of the Franchise Association of New Zealand We read with great interest the comments by the Building Service Contractors New Zealand president, Patrick Lee-lo, in his article, ‘The dangers of franchised cleaning contracts’ (INCLEAN November/December 2012). They warrant a reply. The Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ) welcomes informed debate on franchising, […]

BSC NZ “disappointed” with planned Part 6A amendments

Although the association has strongly lobbied for it to be revised, Building Services Contractors New Zealand (BSC NZ) has described planned changes to Part 6A of the Employment Relations Act as “disappointing” and likely to make cleaning workers even more vulnerable.. ‘Part 6A aims to prevent groups of low paid workers from being replaced by cheaper contractors or […]

BSC NZ distances itself from ‘Vulnerable Minister’ website

BSC NZ president Patrick Lee-Lo The Building Services Contractors of New Zealand (BSC NZ) has released a statement that it is distancing itself from a website and ‘tongue-in-cheek’ campaign launched by Crest Commercial Cleaning Ltd (a non-member) that ‘pokes fun at Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson’. ‘The ‘Vulnerable Minister’ website has been launched by the NZ-based cleaning company in an effort to […]


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