28 September 2004
Action on Bullying Required at Cambridge High
“The bullying allegations at Cambridge High School should not be swept under the carpet,” Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said today.
Teachers who have taught at Cambridge High School are calling for a report on bullying at the school to be made public. They say the truth needs to come out, and have asked Education Minister Trevor Mallard to publish the investigation by Dame Augusta Wallace.
Bullying was an emerging health and safety issue in many workplaces, Ross Wilson said.
“It is sending completely the wrong signal if the report by Dame Augusta is suppressed along with the concerns of victims of the alleged bullying.
“If Dame Augusta is prevented from completing her work then OSH should discharge its statutory responsibility and investigate the allegations.”