Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

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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, February 19, 2013

Ignoring the elephant in the room

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How much longer can the University of Newcastle ignore the harassment, bullying and victimisation of staff and students? 

4 comments:

  1. It's not poor management style. It's criminal negligence which is punishable by a jail term of 25 years. Destroying the life and career of so many people deserves a death sentence.

    We want to bring back the death penalty and put the who leadership teams of the UoN, past and present on trial. That should include the VCs, the DVCs,the HR directors the PVCs (of Graduate Studies and International) and assistant/deputy PVCs and faculties, the Heads of Schools and the Deputies, all of those who have advanced their own careers by deliberately ignoring the plight of staff and students and by persecuting/bullying them. They should be all stripped of their fat salaries, uni cars and mansions and sent to prison for their crimes against humanity.

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    1. It's not poor management style. It's criminal negligence which is punishable by a jail term of 25 years. Destroying the life and career of so many people deserves a death sentence. We want to bring back the death penalty and put the who leadership teams of the UoN, past and present on trial. That should include the VCs, the DVCs,the HR directors the PVCs (of Graduate Studies and International) and assistant/deputy PVCs and faculties, the Heads of Schools and the Deputies, all of those who have advanced their own careers by deliberately ignoring the plight of staff and students and by persecuting/bullying them. They should be all stripped of their fat salaries, uni cars and mansions and sent to prison for their crimes against humanity.

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  2. There are also the University Complaints Manager, the Director of Equity and Diversity and the all powerful shadowy professors who have played their part in muddying the the water. The must not be allowed to run away from justice. Some of the Union bosses are also highly questionable in their dealings with management in advancing their own careers by conniving with management at the expense of the staff members whose interests they are elected to represent.

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  3. UoN management can ignore the harassment and victimization of students and staff for ever.........It's just the poor management that has destroyed their whole system and had seriously affected too many students and staff in UoN

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