I feel like I'm on a treadmill out the door. And yes the default position is to support the manager. HR even wrote it in an email when I complained about the unfairness of a particular decision.
I've asked certain members of the team who have been impacted to also make a complaint. If at least four or five people make a complaint about their treatment it would provide a strong position. However the whole team is scared to bits and everyone has refused.
I have received a contact from APS Dignity. The scope is wider than HR but HR are facilitating matters by supporting the managers and refusing to resolve any complaints. Its incredible the way they seek to minimise and reframe matters. All I want is a straight answer and an apology!
Thanks for the welcome,interesting site,have passed it on to others,whose lives are being screwed by the wonderful world of oz public service,although its more a "oh my goodness,thats what happens here" than how to beat the bastards.But at least its good to know we arent alone in our dilemma.Again thanks
I can validate everything Serene Teffaha has written. My story is so similar it could have been scripted. I complained about managerial incompetence over of a GTW for a non work related injury and my life turned into a nightmare.
In the past three years I have been sent to four psychiatrists, I believed it is called doctor shopping. Thankfully my treating doctors where quick thinking enough to refer me to a respected psychiatrist to look after my interests. Everything is similar. The reports by managers attached to the ATO commissioned psychiatrists” referrals with false and unsubstantiated allegations against me, to being forced onto unpaid sick leave for ten months, while I await the outcome of an AAT hearing.
To have to support yourself while trying to fight for your rights, is financially and psychologically devastating. When I return to work on yet another GTW at either BXH or Docklands, Serene has my support to pursue her right to justice, truth and have her story told.
Hi Steve, thanks for the welcome. I recently read your article on the "Paranoia that will shut government" as I am putting together content for our Gov2.0 conference and it would be good to keep in touch re themes for this year, and if you have any recommendations for topics? I was looking how can Government agencies progress the Taskforce's recommendations and give access for staff to social media, enhance their skills, and encourage staff to utilise this channel for communication.
Easier said than done, I am sure you would agree, but looking to tackle this at the conference.
Thanks Steve. I am new to this sort of thing so it was nice to find your welcome on my page. I have spent most of my life working outside of government so will look with interest to see how this network pans out. I am currently working for the Gladstone Ports Corporation here in Gladstone in sunny Queensland - or should I say waterlogged and cyclone ravaged Qld!!
Hi Steve, I just tried sending this as a message, but it didn't seem to send, so I will try posting it on your comment wall instead.
I am not sure if you have ever had a look at the Local Government & Municipal Knowledge Base, but I think there is a bit of an overlap between this site and what I am doing over there, and I was wondering if some co-operative cross posting could be good for both sites.
I am already re-posting a few thoughts that I think are particularly Government 2.0 related here, and I was wondering if you would be interested on cross posting anything you think might be relevant to local government on the LGAM forum?