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Update 7/6/12 Strangely unlike most other TV channels, WIN tells me they don't load their news online because of copyright and other issues... weird, if it is their news don't they own the copyright? Anyway, they will sell me a CD of a single story for $80 but obviously I would not be able to load it. So sorry folks, I can't provide a link to the story but plenty of people have recorded it so if you missed it ... search them out.
Anyway, back to the story that I can repeat as it's out there in the public domain. The WIN NEWS of 4/6/12 interviewed a former CIT staff member who spoke of being targeted after he/she complained of inappropriate sexual contact between a staff member and a student, resulting in them losing their job.
This person then went on to say that the bullies who took exception to the complaint were protected by an 'inner circle' of higher management at CIT. That this has been my experience and the experience of everyone else I have ever spoken to in my situation - I can confirm. I can also confirm that in many but not all cases, the staff member was an easy target as they were 'casual'. I will also point out that this case is new to me - it is not the situation I was referring to in my own post a week or so back about the same issue. So, same issue different people ... only goes to show that 'tip of the iceberg' is a perfect analogy.
For some reason, higher management go in to bat for the full timers leaving the casuals out to dry. As I have already pointed out in previous posts, this is backed up by Commissioner Mark McCabes report. Therefore, in the future we should see some new policies in regards to what constitutes casual employment, and better protection for the same.
If CIT don't do this themselves, plenty of us will be pushing the union to do so. Lets see what happens when the flying shit settles into real action at CIT.