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, November 1, 2013

CIT apologises

The Canberra Institute of Technology has apologised to victims of workplace bullying.

The Commissioner for Public Administration investigated allegations of bullying and misconduct at CIT and recommended the institution apologise for past failures in the management of such complaints.

ACT Education Minister Joy Burch says the CIT acting chief executive has since issued a sincere apology to victims.

"CIT has also made significant changes to enhance its workplace culture," she said."

Some organisations actually have the guts to investigate the bullying, apologise and do something about it.

1 comment:

  1. Unlike UoN which is paying people to keep quiet.