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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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)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Celebrating International Women's Day - now here are some women who should be celebrated!

On International Women's Day we applaud the over 115 women (current or past, students or staff) who lead their field in exposing the misconduct and corruption at the University of Newcastle.

These women have paid dearly for doing that but their consciences are clear - they have been harassed, victimised and bullied for what they did but they know that what they did was right.

On International Women's Day, the University of Newcastle should NOT be celebrating those women employed by the University who were the bullies, who collaborated and colluded with the bullies, or those who stood by and watched what was happening without taking a stand. 

These women give feminism a bad name because their way of hanging on to power was to "play with the boys", even if that meant collaborating with the old boys' network and destroying other women.

Some years ago, the University of Newcastle published their book entitled 100 women (edited by Kevin McConkey!!).  We have our own publication of 114 women.

Bringing together stories from women staff and students right here at this university, 114 Women exposes the bullying, harassment and discrimination at the University of Newcastle of one hundred and fourteen courageous women.  Women profiled include staff and students like teachers, social workers, scientists, speech pathologists, language experts and other women who have suffered as they work conscientiously and competently at the University. 
In their stories, women provide the details of why they have been bullied, the effects on them, their work and their families, and the cronyism and corruption that the University tries to keep hidden.  From eminent staff to undergraduate students, the women in this collection will horrify and disturb you by sharing their personal stories of considering suicide, suffering physical and psychological difficulties, losing their work and income, being ostracised and gagged.
For any upcoming celebration, 114 Women is the perfect gift for family and friends of all ages. It will provide a nightmarish but thought-provoking picture of what is really happening right here at the University of Newcastle.
This is a free publication – All details provided at http://stop-b-uon.blogspot.com/

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