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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This will help us gather as much information as possible so that we can put an end to this bullying with its’ decades-long history.

“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)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Loss of family man and eminent academic

We are all deeply saddened by the news of a University of Newcastle academic taking his life at the end of last week.  His death is a huge loss to his family, friends, colleagues and to his field of research.

Our kindest thoughts are with his family and friends.

STOP PRESS - Details of his memorial service can be found here. Family and friends only.

1 comment:

  1. UoN dreadful newsMarch 22, 2012 at 2:35 PM