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Letter from Lesley: Why the past matters in the workplace

26/04/2019 - 12:20PM

I have just passed through Athens on my way to celebrating an orthodox Easter on the Greek islands. It is a splendid time of year here with warm days and an abundance of glorious wildflowers.

Even in the centre of the Greek capital you cannot avoid the past. The ruins - and not quite so ruinous - of our collective cultural heritage is everywhere. The Greek and Roman remains stand testament to designers and workmen of history. Even on Lesvos - my bolthole in the northeast Aegean - there is a terrific aqueduct, largely intact after 2,000 years.  

We all walk in the footsteps of the people who went before us and have much to thank those who have lost, and still lose, their lives in construction. This is why the Association for Project Safety (APS) is supporting Workers Memorial Day, a TUC initiative. APS is not affiliated to any political party or movement - this leaves us free to support anything that chimes with our aims and values - so, if you would like to know more about, and would like to attend any of the memorial events you’ll find a UK-wide list of them on the right of this page. 

And talking of excellent examples that encourage and inspire, remember it could be you! There are still two weeks to get you entries in for this year’s APS annual CDM awards. It is free to enter.  There's more information on the right of this page as well.  

In the meantime, I’m off to join in another timeless ritual and collect my leg of lamb for the weekend.

Kalo Pascha, as they say in these parts.

Source: APS

International Workers Memorial Day events
The APS CDM and Student Awards 2019

Find out about the award categories and enter.