Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

We are working to highlight and stop academic workplace bullying at the University of Newcastle, Australia. We are a group of staff and students who have been bullied for speaking out about misconduct.

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“Systemic bullying, hazing and abuse generally are identified with poor, weak or toxic organizational cultures. Cultures that are toxic have stated ethical values that are espoused but not employed, and other non-ethical values which are operational, dominant, but unstated.

Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Cold Facts of Bullying in the Workplace

  • Employees experiencing workplace bullying on a regular basis - 37%
  • Bullied employees losing their jobs - 44%
  • Bullies losing their jobs - 1.5%

  • Amount of suffering of those being bullied - PRICELESS


  1. academic bullied out of UoNFebruary 3, 2012 at 7:22 AM

    The statistics speak for themselves. You have a better chance of keeping your job/career and therefore your long term financial security if you are a bully.
    Similarly, there are statistics that prove that condoning bullying in the workplace incurs a finanical cost to the employer - but they don't seem to see that as a problem

  2. PhD student recently bullied:

    My superviosr who bullied me has been recently promoted from associate professor to professor. A couple of main academics and staff who have contributed in my case to bully me has been promoted immediately after I was bullied. My candidature and scholarship has been terminated by the university with no reason. They need NO reason to terminate you. The matter is they just do it if they feel any slightest danger on behalf of you. If you open up your mouth to tell the truth that's the end of you. It is how this 'realistic sterategies' work at the University of Newcastle.