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,

*contribute to the blog, or

*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, July 11, 2013

"Respectful and collaborative workplace"

An updated webpage at the University of Newcastle declares

"We have recently updated our Diversity and Inclusiveness Policy, and will be undertaking a range of developmental activities in 2013 to ensure that UoN continues to build a respectful and collaborative workplace" (emphasis added).

Why are we still being contacted by staff and students 
who are currently being, or who have recently been, bullied at the University?

1 comment:

  1. Because the university is incapable of recognizing the truth about its conduct.