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.

Help make a difference –

*answer our survey,

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*contact us.

This will help us gather as much information as possible so that we can put an end to this bullying with its’ decades-long history.

“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)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A chance to have your say

The Injured Workers Support Network states that

"Safe Work Australia recently released a revised draft Model Code of practice on Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying (May 2013 version). The Draft Code replaces the previous draft Model Code of Practice on bullying that was released in late 2011 and withdrawn for further consideration following significant public backlash and critical comment.

The Draft Code is open for public comment until 15 July 2013."

This support network will be making public comment on the Draft Code and they are asking for feedback. To help them with this, please complete their short quick survey - go to their website and click on the survey link to make your contribution.

Most people don’t report workplace bullying for fear of being sacked – Please complete their short survey

1 comment:

  1. Few people trust employers to deal with the issue and even fewer trust WHS regulators (WorkCover) to address issue. Frankly there are no protections in place. And for those unfortunate enough to be thrown into the workers compensation system - life gets even harder.