Work creates happiness, hard work makes great achievements.
This year, on the occasion of the “May 1st” International Labor Day, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission extended holiday congratulations and sincere condolences to the working people across the country. He highly affirmed the important contributions made by the working masses to the development of the party and the country, and emphasized that “we hope that the working masses will vigorously promote the spirit of model workers, work spirit, and craftsmanship, be diligent in creativity and struggle, and better play the role of the main force. Confidence to devote itself to the great cause of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way and realizing the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation”.
Over the years, from attending the National Workers’ and Advanced Workers Recognition Conference to several meetings with model workers, from replying letters to encourage the undergraduate model workers of the China Institute of Labor Relations to replying letters to Zhengzhou Yuanfang Group’s employees to encourage the working masses, every holiday season , Xi Jinping will always send affectionate messages to the majority of workers, praise the creation of labor, and eulogize the spirit of labor.
Those who are diligent can work, those who work harder make perfect, those who work harder are good at making things. The Chinese nation is a diligent and creative nation. “Respect for work and love for work” has long been rooted in the blood and soul of the Chinese people. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, under the strong leadership and sincere care of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core, “Let the spirit of model workers, work spirit, and craftsmanship be deeply rooted in the hearts of the people” has gradually become the consensus of the times and shines in the new era.
Advocating honest work and creating a better future
“Happiness does not fall from the sky. A good life is created by labor.” From damming and silting in the northern Shaanxi Plateau, to hoeing and thinning the soil in Zhengding, Hebei, to dredging and repairing canals in Ningde, Fujian… For many years, we have worked together with the simple folks. The struggle experience connects Xi Jinping with the working people. His deep affection for the working people and responsibility for the land under his feet have been deeply integrated into his life pursuit.
In December 1995, Xi Jinping (first from left in the front row), then deputy secretary of the Fujian Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee, participated in the work of the reinforcement project of the flood control embankment in the lower reaches of the Minjiang River in Minhou.Xinhua News Agency
In January 1969, Xi Jinping, who was under 16 years old, rushed to the rural areas of northern Shaanxi to jump in the team, planting land, pulling coal, damming, and picking up manure in Yanchuan. He worked for 7 years; in Zhengding, he caught up with the villagers when he visited Sanjiao Village in Yong’an Township. He picked up the hoe and rolled up his sleeves to hoe the ground and thin the seedlings. In Ningde, he led more than a thousand officials from the local government to the Nanji Water Conservancy Construction Site in Ningde County to participate in clearing the ditch and repairing the water channel. Labor; in Fuzhou, he took the lead to participate in the labor of the reinforcement project of the flood control embankment in the lower reaches of the Minjiang River…
“Our roots are in the working people.” The first-hand experience of work in the early years made Xi Jinping understand that “to achieve our goals and create a bright future for us, we must rely on the people, always for the people, and we must rely on hard work and honesty. Labor, creative labor”. After serving as the supreme leader of the party and the country, Xi Jinping has not changed his work nature, but has paid more attention to enhancing his feelings with the people in his work.
On August 21, 2019, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, continued his inspection in Gansu. This is when Xi Jinping came to the Babu Sand Forest Farm in Gulang County, Wuwei City to observe the local sand control afforestation and ecological protection on the spot.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Xie Huanchi
We worked with villagers in Shenshan Village in Jiangxi, fried crispy pork and ground bean curd with the residents in Yingxiu Town, Sichuan, and made rice cakes with villagers in the Wa village of Simola, Yunnan, and participated in sand control with the villagers in the Babu Sand Forest Farm in Gansu. Work, participated in the capital’s voluntary tree-planting festival for 9 consecutive times in Beijing…Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping’s investigation and research footprints have been almost all over the country. Wherever he goes, he often has to communicate with frontline workers, leaving behind the working people. Face-to-face, caring, and sincere friendship.
People’s livelihood is diligent, but diligence is not lacking. Looking back on the long journey, the great republic has gone from “standing up” to “getting rich” to “becoming strong.” Every time it seeks and leaps, there are all behind the solid work and struggle of hundreds of millions of working people.
Xi Jinping sees and remembers the value of labor and creation of the broad working masses. He pointed out that labor created the Chinese nation, created the glorious history of the Chinese nation, and will surely create a bright future for the Chinese nation. At the same time, Xi Jinping is well versed in the truth that “empty talk will mislead the country and work hard to rejuvenate the country”. He advocated that “the most glorious work, the most noble work, the greatest work, and the most beautiful work must be firmly established, so that all people can further radiate enthusiasm for labor and release Create potential and create a better life through labor”.
Respect model workers and promote the spirit of model workers
Model workers are the most beautiful workers, and the spirit of model workers is a vivid manifestation of the spirit of the great age. Respecting model workers and promoting the spirit of model workers, Xi Jinping has always been thinking about it.
“The power of role models is infinite. Model workers are the elites of the nation and the role models of the people.” On April 28, 2013, Xi Jinping went to the National Federation of Trade Unions to have a discussion with representatives of various fronts, industries, and various periods across the country. . The top leader of the Communist Party of China went to the National Federation of Trade Unions. This is the first time since the founding of New China.
During the discussion, Xi Jinping mentioned more than a dozen labor models from different historical periods, including Zhao Zhankui, Meng Tai, and Kong Xiangrui. He pointed out that for a long time, the majority of labor models have created extraordinary performance with ordinary labor, and they have created a “love and dedication”. , Striving to be first-class, working hard, being brave to innovate, indifferent to fame and fortune, and willing to contribute” the spirit of model workers has enriched the connotation of the national spirit and the spirit of the times, and is our extremely valuable spiritual wealth.
A model worker is a beacon to guide the way forward. From the “iron man” Wang Jinxi and the “two bombs father” Deng Jiaxian in the construction period of New China, to the “knowledge worker” Deng Jianjun and the “white saint” Wu Dengyun in the new era of reform and opening up, to the new era “tightrope doctor” Chen Guoxin, “Great country craftsman” Guan Yan’an…Different times, different positions, same spirit, since the founding of New China, a large number of model workers have written a moving chapter of “changing the world” with the passion of creation, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
On November 24, 2020, the National Commendation Conference for Model Workers and Advanced Workers was held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission attended the conference and delivered important speeches.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Ding Lin
“Socialism is done, and the new era is done.” In April 2018, Xi Jinping put forward clear requirements for model workers in the new era in a reply letter to the undergraduate class of the China Institute of Labor Relations. I hope you cherish your honor and study hard. , Continue to work hard in their respective positions, create new achievements, use your energy, aggressiveness, and drill to inspire more people, and inspire the broad masses of working people to strive to be fighters in the new era. He also called on the whole society to respect model workers, promote the spirit of model workers, and let honest and diligent work become common practice.
“Model workers are the elites of the nation, the role models of the people, and the heroes of the Republic.” In November 2020, Xi Jinping pointed out at the National Workers’ Model and Advanced Workers Recognition Conference that the whole society should uphold work Propaganda efforts for model workers and advanced workers, tell stories about model workers, stories about labor, and stories about craftsmen, and promote the most glorious, noble, great, and beautiful social customs of labor.
“Being rated as a national model worker is not only a recognition and encouragement for my personal work, but also an encouragement and spur to myself.” Recalling the experience of being awarded the honorary title of “National Model Worker” in 2020, the National Model Worker, Guizhou Yu Liufen, chairman of Yanbo Liquor Industry Co., Ltd., is still excited. She said that becoming a model worker means more responsibilities and responsibilities. The spirit of model workers is well inherited and carried forward.
Caring for the working people, glowing with passion for struggle
Those who drink its flow cherish its source. Coming out of the working people, Xi Jinping not only advocates work and respects workers, but is more concerned about the protection of workers’ rights and interests.
“The party and the state must implement a proactive employment policy, create more jobs, improve the employment environment, improve the quality of employment, and continuously increase the labor compensation of workers, especially front-line workers.”
“We must earnestly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the working masses, help them resolve their problems, and actively build harmonious labor relations.”
“Effectively realize, maintain, and develop the legitimate rights and interests of workers.”
These lines of clear-cut statements by the General Secretary have provided the party and the state with fundamental principles in safeguarding and developing the rights and interests of workers and defending the dignity of workers.
On April 28, 2015, the 2015 “May 1st” International Labor Day and the National Conference for Commending Model Workers and Advanced Workers was held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission delivered an important speech.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Ju Peng
Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the party and the state have taken frequent measures to care for and cherish workers: reforms in key areas of income distribution continue to advance, urban and rural minimum living guarantees, minimum wages, and paid vacation systems have been implemented; pension, medical, unemployment insurance, etc. The reform of the social security field is continuously deepened; the employment security policies for key groups such as college graduates, migrant workers, and people with employment difficulties are fully implemented; the labor law, labor contract law, social insurance law and other labor field legislation are gradually improved…
“my country has formed a more standardized, more comprehensive, and higher-level labor security system to protect the legitimate rights and interests of laborers, which has effectively solved the worries of laborers.” Feng Wenmeng, a researcher at the Social Development Research Department of the Development Research Center of the State Council, said, released this year In the 14th Five-Year Plan and the 2035 long-term goal outline, detailed arrangements have been made for the implementation of employment priority strategies, optimizing the income distribution structure and other content closely related to labor rights. I believe that in the next few years, my country’s protection of labor rights will be More fully.
“The quality of workers is essential to the development of a country and a nation.” In today’s world, the competition in overall national strength is ultimately the competition of talents and the quality of workers. “Efforts to build a high-quality workforce.” In November 2020, Xi Jinping’s important thesis at the National Workers’ Model and Advanced Workers Recognition Conference is still in my ears.
Over the past 40 years of reform and opening up, the scale of high-quality labor in my country has been continuously expanded, and the structure has been gradually optimized. According to data from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, as of now, there are more than 200 million skilled workers in my country, of which more than 50 million are highly skilled workers. However, from the perspective of overall employment and economic development needs, the total number of skilled personnel in my country is still insufficient.
Entering a new stage of development, my country’s economic structure is continuously adjusted, industrial transformation and upgrading, and the demand for high-quality workers will become increasingly strong. “Skilled workers are an important force supporting Made in China and Created in China.” In December 2020, Xi Jinping emphasized in his congratulatory letter to the first National Vocational Skills Competition that party committees and governments at all levels should attach great importance to the work of skilled personnel and vigorously promote the spirit of model workers. , Work spirit and craftsman spirit, encourage more workers, especially the young generation, to take the path of becoming talented with skills and serving the country with skills, and cultivate more highly skilled talents and craftsmen from big countries, so as to provide a powerful guarantee for the comprehensive construction of a modern socialist country.
In the new era, the east wind is strong, and the laborers are at the forefront. The new journey of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way has begun. The clarion call of the times has been sounded. The spirit of model workers is inspiring people to forge ahead. Hundreds of millions of workers are continuing to write extraordinary stories in ordinary jobs. Labor has created the glorious history of the Chinese nation. We firmly believe that in the future, more high-quality workers will bravely rise to the forefront in the torrent of hundreds of horses and thousands of sails, and make a difference in the life of serving the motherland and serving the people. .
Liang Qiuping, Song Zijie, intern Li Jiaqi