A personal Thank you from the Victims Of CSIRO
The Victims of CSIRO group would personally like to thank all those who have contributed and continue to contribute to our campaign. Your sharing of your own personal experiences, assistance with media contacts, legal advice and an ever increasing number of other ways in which you contribute has enabled us to build a significant profile as an advocacy and support group for victims of workplace bullying, harassment and victimisation.
The volume and quality of information we have received has allowed us to analyse and understand some very specific patterns in relation to workplace bullying within the CSIRO, and has enabled us to identify a number of key individuals who it is alleged have engaged in bullying behaviour towards a number of different employees. We have also identified a number of patterns relating to the way in which complaints of bullying and other examples of serious misconduct are addressed that would not have been possible without the considerable efforts of a large number of contributors.
The recent media coverage of bullying allegations against the CSIRO has led to an unprecedented number of new visitors to the Victims of CSIRO website, many of whom have volunteered their own personal stories.
It is of great concern that the number and seriousness of the allegations we have received is significantly in excess of the response we anticipated in commencing the Victims of CSIRO group in mid-2011 and the responses do not appear to be diminishing in number or impact. In fact, quite the contrary is occurring.
How the CSIRO Executive Management Team can still continue to publicly deny that the issue exists , and dismiss so many similar allegations as seemingly unrelated in the face of mounting body of evidence to the contrary, leaves us speechless, well almost!!!
For those who are regular visitors or even first time visitors to our website, keep the stories coming. The more information we receive the greater our opportunity to achieve change and to see an end to the toxic culture deeply embedded within the organisation.