What is workplace bullying? 

It is the repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms:

  • Verbal abuse
  • Offensive conduct/behaviors (including nonverbal) which are threatening, humiliating, or intimidating
  • Work interference — sabotage — which prevents work from getting done.

How do you deal with workplace bullying? 

There are four recognizable stages:

  • Recognition;
  • Response;
  • Recovery; and
  • Renewal.

Is bullying found here at Nelson Mandela University?

Bullying can happen in any working environment.  It can have a disastrous impact on your health and your ability to do your job properly.  The persistent and repeated negative behaviour directed at a target creates an emotional war zone and leaves you feeling frustrated, helpless and overwhelmed. 
From NTEU’s side we are contemplating issuing an anonymous survey to try and establish the extent of workplace bullying at the University. 

Where do I get help?

Don’t suffer alone. Get help from someone who is outside of your environment.  You an approach the Wellness@NMU employee wellness programme for confidential assistance.  Their Care Centre’s number is 0800 205 333