Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kinsella client poised for liquor loot

Since at least 2006, B.C. Liberal insider Patrick Kinsella's Progressive Group has lobbied the British Columbia government on behalf of a giant distribution and warehousing firm.

The registration for 2010-2013 shows the goal of Exel Logistics is a contract to privatize B.C.'s liquor distribution. The government announced Feb. 21 that it was seeking tenders. Kinsella was the mastermind of Gordon Campbell's 2001 and 2005 election wins and ran Premier Christy Clark's 2011 leadership campaign.

Kinsella helped enable Accenture's 10-year, $1.45 billion deal to outsource key parts of BC Hydro's administration. B.C. Supreme Court evidence showed he was advising BC Rail and CN Rail in 2003 when CN Rail took over BC Rail. The corrupt tendering process led to the famous police raid on the Legislature and B.C. Supreme Court trial that ended in 2010 guilty pleas by David Basi and Bob Virk. The NDP has promised a public inquiry into the BC Rail sale.

Exel Logistics - Lobbyists Registry


krank! said...

Talk to the folks who were screwed out of their full pension entitlements and retirement benefits last year (Mar31) by Exel acting as a proxy for Canada Safeway when they shut down their Bby whse. I defy you to get a comment from the Retail Wholesale Union loc580 which sold out their 390 members in the process. Good luck to the BCGEU members: you're going to need it!

krank! said...

What's the up-zoned value of the Vancouver LDB whse next to a Skytrain station? Just asking.

stiffed said...

Here we go again!

EXEL and its member Companies operate as 3rd party logistics operators to provide the client (the true employer) savings and to circumvent provincial labour laws by stiffing their employees out of decent wages, benefits and job security. When the client chooses to stiff their employees even more down the road, then, they just simply contract out with another 3rd party operator.

This is how this scheme is played and nobody cares about the interests of the BC workers. This scheme works with the blessings of both the BC Labour Relations Board and BC Provincial Government. This tactic undermines a Bargaining Agent's ability to protect their members within the workforce because they cannot bargain with the true employer.

This is the real story concerning the madness to sale the BCLDB to EXEL Logistics Inc. or to any member Company of Exel.

A review of EXEL's member company, Summit Logistics Inc. in partnership with Canada Safeway Limited will demonstrate how this scheme worked in the private sector and how it can now be applied in the public sector against the members of the BCGEU.

Just my personal opinion and comment as to how I got stiffed by this EXEL scheme.


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