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Bullying Times

Monthly Bullying News from Bully OnLine
September 2005

Workplace bullying | School bullying
Stress, health and PTSD | Media requests
Conferences and meetings etc
Support groups | Surveys | Web sites of interest
Achievements of bullying survivors
Books and articles | Tim Field on TV
Dealing with computer viruses and spam
Stockists of Bully in Sight and PTSD | What readers say about Bully in sight


Workplace Bullying

Bullied worker unfairly dismissed by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Jeff Williams won an employment tribunal for the years of bullying and harassment which his employer failed to deal with, and was then unfairly dismissed shortly afterwards in an apparent act of retaliation: http://www.gmb.org.uk/Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=92207

Chartered Management Institute report links bullying and poor productivity
http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0300business/0100news/tm_objectid=15869516&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=bullying-linked-to-poor-productivity-name_page.html

Main cause of poor productivity is bad management
http://www.management-issues.com/display_page.asp?section=research&id=2472

Workers victimised for reporting health and safety dangers
896 claims made in 2004/5 by UK workers who suffered detriment, dismissal or redundancy for health and safety reasons: http://www.hazards.org/whistleblowers/shutyourmouth.htm

Parking company APCOA has bad reputation
Bullying, harassment, victimization, anti-union action and general bad employment practices a weekly occurrence, says GMB: http://www.gmb.org.uk/Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=92239

ASBO could be answer to bullying bosses
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4723801.stm

Secret video shows bullying at Army School of Infantry in Catterick, Yorkshire
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4739955.stm

Herbert Smith law firm fined for failing to allow flexible working
http://www.personneltoday.com/Articles/2005/07/26/30957/Tribunal+rules+against+law+firm+in+flexible+working.htm

Only 39% of UK workforce have good jobs
http://www.cipd.co.uk/press/PressRelease/pr05082005.htm

Plea over 'cancer' of workplace bullying
http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=154160748&p=y54y6y454

South Australia enacts new anti-bullying laws
Employers can be fined up to $100,000 for failing to "adequately manage" bullying behaviour: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=57926

Suicide casts a shadow on conservation battle
US Bureau of Land Management bosses' treatment of Marlene Braun exhibits hallmarks of bullying: http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-me-carrizo20aug20,1,1888235,full.story?coll=la-utilities-technology&ctrack=1&cset=true

City of Honolulu painter awarded $1.5m for retalation after whistlleblowing
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050806/NEWS20/508060336/1170/NEWS and http://spewingforth.blogspot.com/2005/08/justice-strikes-whistleblower-wins-15.html

China bans sexual harassment
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4192672.stm


School bullying

Latest computer game described as sick
"Bully" promotes bullying and violence: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4135988.stm but perhaps for added realism they'll include the cases at schoolbully/cases.htm

Campaigning force policy UK government anti-bullying U-turn
Anti Bullying Alliance (ABA) forced to reconsider inappropriate methods for dealing with bullying amid questions about spending of 500,000 taxpayers money: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1557997,00.html

11-year-old Spanish girl faces felony charge for defending herself against bullies
Fresno police charge Maribel Cuevas with felony for defending herself against bullies whilst bullies get away scot free: http://www.fresnobee.com/state_wire/story/10892812p-11665275c.html

Judge rejects attempts to have Tonganoxie, Kansas, anti-bullying case thrown out
"Incidents ... reflect a pattern of harassment that was arguably severe and pervasive": http://www.tonganoxiemirror.com/section/frontpage_lead/story/7955

Federal jury awards former Tonganoxie student Dylan Theno $250,000 for years of bullying and sexual harassment
http://www.tonganoxiemirror.com/section/breaking_news/story/8135

Anti-bullying song goes on sale
Fellow pupils record song in memory of Luke Walmsley: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/4736711.stm


Stress, health and PTSD

Untreated PTSD may mean a lifetime of impoverished physical health including heart disease and cancer: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4179602.stm

BBC series of articles on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4124558.stm

Working long hours greatly increases risk of suffering injury or illness
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4160358.stm

50% of workers say stress is a problem
http://www.personneltoday.com/Articles/2005/07/25/30948/Half+of+workers+say+stress+in+the+workplace+is+serious.htm

Cancer doctors stressed out
32% of consultants report severe stress due to overwork, long hours, government targets, lack of budgets and trying to meet expectations of relatives: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4181062.stm

Stressed women stop working earlier
Survey suggests women take early retirement to avoid fatal diseases: http://www.thelocal.se/article.php?ID=1947&date=20050824&PHPSESSID=fe882c355bd1fffe4ffe8dc1b322e642

How bullying causes shame
stress/shame.htm


Media requests

Media requests are at media/media.htm


Conferences, meetings etc

Wednesday 7 September 2005: Media Representation of Workplace Bullying, a talk by Dave Hinton followed by discussion at the September meeting of DAWN: http://www.dignityatworknow.org.uk

Saturday 17 September 2005: Bullying Awareness Seminar in St Michaels's College, Dublin 4. Time: 9.30am to 4.40pm. Cost 25 Euros. Ring (Dublin) 01 838 88 88 for details.

Monday 19 September 2005: next Workplace Bullying Workshop run by Justin Patten, Solicitor, of workplace-bullying.net.

Tuesday 4 October 2005: Workplace Bullying: Tackling the Menace: Costs, Consequences and Solutions for Businesses, Individuals and Organisations, The Burlington Hotel, Dublin 4. Workplace bullying (including management intimidation and corporate terrorism) costs Irish business billions of euro each year. Conference topics include defining the problem, the psychology of bullying, medical consequences, a case study, legislation and best practice for employers. Speakers include Ms Jacinta M Kitt, Dr Mark Harrold, Dr Paul Heslin, Padraig O'Ceidigh, Senator Mary E Henry and Ms Emer Gilvarry. Details at http://www.bravo.ie/workplacebullying/index.htm

Wednesday 12 October 2005: Bullying in the Workplace: an Abuse of Trust; a Denial of Justice, a one-day conference on workplace bullying and its consequences organised by DAWN (Dignity At Work Now) and supported by the Birmingham Branch, CIPD. Venue: Carrs Lane Church Centre, in central Birmingham, England. Speakers include: Professor Charlotte Rayner, University of Portsmouth, Professor Michael West, Aston Business School, a representative from Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Kate Brookes, Julie Fagan and Dr Dave Hinton. Further details, including fees, available on the DAWN website: http://www.dignityatworknow.org.uk, or from Keith Munday at keith@dignityatworknow.org or telephone: 07979732037. A number of concessionary places available. Please book by 1st October.

Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 October 2005: American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Oregon Chapter presents Issues in Nursing: Violence in the Workplace. Speakers: Dr Gerald Farrell RN PhD, Head Professor, Tasmania School of Nursing, Tasmania, Australia will be sharing his research and his work on horizontal violence in nursing and in health care; Mary Schoessler RN EdD, Portland, Oregon will be sharing her research and her work on a unique intervention to prevent horizontal violence and to decrease staff/career burnout: http://www.apna.org/membership/chapters/oregon.html#Anchor-Events-35882

Saturday 19 November 2005: Ensuring a Life-Work Balance, UK National Work-Stress Network 6th annual conference, Birmingham, England: http://www.workstress.net/

For more meetings and conferences see workbully/conf.htm and workbully/events.htm


Support groups etc

vl4c
New Yahoo Groups Internet Forum, a radical pressure group of fellow victims lobbying for social change: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vl4c/

Support groups are listed at resources/groups.htm


Surveys etc

See workbully/surveys.htm


Web sites of interest

Battered Plaintiffs - injuries from hired guns and compliant courts
How defendants use psychiatrists and legal bullies to exhaust and vanquish whistleblowers and targets of bullying: http://www.newcriminologist.co.uk/news.asp?id=898959366

Stress is a cost centre that is mostly hidden
http://www.secretagent.org.uk/

Protecting People and Companies from Difficult Bosses
http://www.badbossology.com/c45

Gossip is fertile ground for bullies
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/16/science/16goss.html?ex=1124856000&en=b6709b5ea67fdd7f&ei=5070&emc=eta1

Winning by managing
http://www.gsowww.uklinux.net/pub/Archive/misc/TeamRace.pps


Achievements of survivors of bullying

What survivors of bullying have gone on to achieve...

Quays Clinic
Ian Smith offers professional clinical hypnosis and Thought Field Therapy for the needs of everyone: http://www.quaysclinic.co.uk/bully.htm


Books and articles etc

Surviving Stress at Work: Understand it, Overcome it
Melanie King, Trafford, ISBN 1412054656, 2005: http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/melanieking/

The No-Nonsense Guide To Kids' Bullying Solutions
Champions Against Bullying: http://www.championsagainstbullying.com/ezine/index.php


Dealing with computer viruses and spam

Are you bombarded with computer viruses and spam?
There's guidance for new (and not so new) users of the Internet regarding viruses, spam and scam: action/newuser.htm


Stockists of books published by Success Unlimited

What readers say about Bully in sight

"I wish I'd bought this book two years ago."

More reader feedback on Bully in sight at successunlimited/books/tstmbis.htm
See reader feedback on Bully in sight at www.amazon.co.uk and www.amazon.com

See reader feedback on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: the invisible injury at www.amazon.com and www.amazon.co.uk

Bookshops with stock of Bully in sight

England
The Stationery Office Bookshop, 123 Kingsway, London WC2B 6PQ
Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham
Waterstones, 89a Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire
Waterstones, 14-16 Bold Street, Liverpool
Waterstones, 25-26 Butts Court, Leeds
Waterstones, 17 Oxford Street, Swansea

Scotland
Ottakers Book Shop, Trinity Centre, Union Street, Aberdeen

Canada
The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1V6

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Bookshops with stock of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

England
Waterstones, The Grand Building, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5EJ

Ireland
Hodges Figgis, 57/58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Bookshops with stocks of all books published by Success Unlimited

Republic of Ireland
Clarendon Medical, 43 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2

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