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 7, 2012

Commenting on Caroline McMillen's blog on the Workplace Bullying Inquiry

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  1. We seriously suggest that Caroline McMillen read all published submissions by former UoN staff to the federal inquiry into workplace bullying to in a real attempt to find out what's wrong with her university.

    We have heard enough words from her. We are eagerly all awaiting ACTION by her.

    Come on Carol, you can do it if you have the will.

  2. It's interesting Caroline McMillen's blog on the Workplace Bullying Inquiry provides a link to the federal inquiry site.

    We wonder whether she's bothered to have a look here herself.

    Judging from her recent actions, she's merely paying lip service to dealing with the scourge of bullying in her university.