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)

Friday, December 14, 2012

"A slow poison"

An extensive and detailed article on workplace bullying has been published in the parliamentary journal "About the House".  This follows the report from the Workplace Bullying Inquiry which was published last month.

It includes a substantial interview with John McPhilbin of the Injured Workers Support Network.

This article is a timely reminder during this "season of goodwill" that victims of bullying have suffered and continue to suffer. 

Those of you who have bullied us, try to take on board the fact that

"Behind the alarming statistics on workplace bullying are personal stories of grief and hardship, revealed during a parliamentary inquiry."

1 comment:

  1. People like the notorious bullies of the UoN and the VC should be given a taste of the slow poison they give to others.

    That would be the only way to change their attitude to bullying.