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)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The CSIRO and University of Newcastle - bosom buddies!

The CSIRO submission to the Workplace Bullying Inquiry has reported 60 cases of high-level employees who have been bullied or otherwise forced out of the organisation.

Our survey (also submitted to the Workplace Bullying Inquiry but not yet authorised for publication) has reported 195 employees and students who have been bullied or otherwise forced out of the organisation.

As the victims of bullying ourselves, we sympathise with and understand what the ex-CSIRO employees must be feeling.

1 comment:

  1. When making profit is the top priority of educational and research institutions, bullying becomes the inevitable bi-product.