NorthTec’s anti-bullying approach nationally recognised
NorthTec’s sound anti-bullying approach has been nationally recognised by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) and is featured on their mana@work website.
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NorthTec considers it essential to provide a safe environment for staff and students, where everyone is treated fairly and with respect. “We believe we have a really good scheme, where staff and students are empowered to resolve issues,” said Jo Carvill, Senior Human Resources Advisor.
NorthTec has a commitment to providing a network of contact people and mediators which aims to support staff and students with a range of options, including mediation to reach mutually acceptable solutions to relationship issues they face.
Enabling staff and students to deal with conflict and treat each other with respect helps to uphold NorthTec core value of whānau. Resolving issues independently or through mediation can also be a mana enhancing experience for both parties.
TEU launched their anti-bullying website on August 3 as they too are committed to upholding the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace. According to their website the TEU “are committed to upholding and protecting this right. Workplace bullying undermines dignity and respect, and can have a detrimental effect on the victim, colleagues, the workplace environment, the employer and indeed the perpetrator”.
NorthTec is proud to be leading the way for other tertiary institutions to follow.
Extensive information, including NorthTec’s policy, guidelines and details of contact people, can be found here