The "committee singled out "psychologically abusive group behaviour" in which workers banded together to try to drive a worker from their workplace, as a particular concern. The phenomenon, known as mobbing, was most prolific in nursing and teaching".
This mobbing behaviour has been of specific concern to us - employees of the University of Newcastle collude with each other to cover-up any report of misconduct - thus the cover-up continues through the ranks from the individual involved in the misconduct, through heads of discipline, heads of school to Pro-Vice-Chancellors of faculties, human resources, and into senior management, including the Vice-Chancellor.
It is bad enough when one person tries to cover-up their misconduct but a million times worse when the whole organisation colludes together to protect their position and hold on power. What does that say about the bullying culture endemic in the University of Newcastle?