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)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CSIRO - ordered to take action on bullying

"The federal work safety authority, Comcare, has officially ordered the CSIRO to protect its staff against psychological injuries caused by bullying and harassment."

"The federal workplace insurance authority has issued an ''improvement notice'' to the science and technology organisation, saying its responses to bullying, misconduct, workplace conflict, psychological stress or injuries were not good enough."

In their submission to the Workplace Bullying Inquiry, the ex-CSIRO staff were "aware of 60 cases involving top-flight scientists and other officials who were bullied or otherwise forced out of the organisation."
In our submission to the Workplace Bullying Inquiry, we reported on 195 cases of bullying, harassment and victimisation at the University of Newcastle.

What happens at the University of Newcastle - Professor Caroline McMillen says 

‘‘I think the university is a very caring community...".

1 comment:

  1. We are waiting for the day when the University of Newcastle is ordered by the government to take action on bullying of staff past and present.

    Caroline McMillen hasn't cared for me when she has known from the day she arrived that I was being bullied out.

    So when she says: "I think the university is a very caring community..." I know she is not telling the truth and she is not trustworthy.