(April 28, 2013)
At the onset of the May Day, we came to the National Federation of Trade Unions and celebrated May Day with representatives of the national model workers. I was very happy to speak with Chinese dreams. Just now, the nine representatives of the labor model successively spoke about the advanced deeds of diligent work and talents in their respective positions, and expressed their ideals for making contributions to the development of the motherland and the well-being of the people. They were very impressed and inspired.
First of all, on behalf of the Party Central Committee, I would like to express to you and through you our esteem and respect for the vast number of model workers and advanced workers throughout the country! Express holiday congratulations to workers, farmers, intellectuals and other working people across the country!
During the historical period in which our party united and led the people in revolution, construction, and reform, the model worker has always been a flashy group in the working class of our country, enjoying a high reputation and being respected by the people.
In the revolutionary war years, “Zhoudi workers had a banner” Zhao Zhankui, “The Pioneers of the Ordnance Industry” Wu Yunxuan, “The New Labor Movement Bunter” Yan Rongdian and other labor models, and “a new attitude towards new labor,” actively participated in voluntary labor. We will fully support the frontline struggle and lead the masses to join the cause of the people’s liberation led by the Communist Party of China.
After the founding of New China, “Blast Furnace Guard” Meng Jin, “Iron Man” Wang Jinxi, “Two Bullets” Deng Jiaxian, “Outstanding Representative of Intellectuals” Jiang Jianying, and Shi Chuanxiang, who “will rather be dirty and get net for ten thousand people” A large number of advanced models responded to the party’s call and led the masses to become self-reliant and work hard. Wang Jinxi’s spirit of “willing to live 20 years and desperately took away a large oilfield” will lead oil workers to fight for the development of China’s oil industry. “Iron Man Spirit” and “Daqing Spirit” will inspire the people of all ethnic groups to participate in socialist construction. The powerful spiritual power.
In the new historical period of reform and opening up, “Blue Collar Experts” Kong Xiangrui, “Gold Workers” Dou Tiecheng, “New Age Iron Man” Wang Qiming, “New Age Lei Feng” Xu Hu, “Knowledge Worker” Deng Jianjun, “Maban Post” Wang Shunyou, “ The white sage “Wu Dengyun” and “the father of China’s aviation engine” Wu Daguan and other large numbers of labor model workers and advanced workers, engaged in a line, loved one line, specialized in one line and fine lined up, led the masses to forge ahead and actively participated in reform and opening up and socialist modernization construction. Great achievements have been made for the country and the people.
On April 20, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurred in Lushan County, Sichuan Province, causing heavy losses to local people’s lives and property. A difficult one, P Plus support. The people of all ethnic groups across the country resolutely responded to the call of the Party Central Committee, vigorously promoted the spirit of great earthquake relief, and fully supported the disaster relief work. Employees in the disaster-stricken areas joined hands with rescue workers from all parts of the country to work together in a coordinated manner. The employees of all walks of life across the country actively guarded and assisted the disaster area with practical actions. The trade union organizations and trade union cadres at all levels in the affected areas actively carried out various rescue operations to make the “Pioneer Workers” flag flutter on the frontline of the earthquake relief work, demonstrating the appeal, cohesion, and combat capabilities of the trade union organizations. It is hoped that the large number of employees in the disaster area and trade union organizations at all levels will make new and greater contributions to winning the overall victory in the fight against earthquakes and disasters.
For a long time, the majority of labor models have dedicated themselves to a high degree of master responsibility, excellent labor creation, and dedication. They have created a moving hymn to praise the people of all ethnic groups across the country.
We have already determined our goals for the future. This is to build a well-to-do society in 100 years since the founding of the Communist Party of China, and to build a prosperous, strong, democratic, civilized and harmonious modern socialist country by 100 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. We will strive to realize the Chinese dream of a great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. .
Although the road ahead is not smooth, the task of reform, development, and stability is still arduous and heavy, but in the face of the future, we are full of confidence. The working class in our country must play a leading role in adhering to the Chinese road, carrying forward the Chinese spirit, and condensing China’s strength. They must unite as one person and work together to make unremitting efforts to realize the Chinese dream of a great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
The people create history, and labor creates the future. Labor is the fundamental force that promotes the progress of human society. Happiness does not come from heaven, dreams do not automatically come true. To achieve our goal of struggle and create a bright future for us, we must rely on the people, always for the people, and must rely on hard work, honest labor, and creative labor. We say that “empty talks mean the country is misconducted and the country is honest and prosperous.” Actually, first, we must work down-to-earth.
In the journey toward the future, we must give full play to the important role of our working class, revitalize their historical initiative, and mobilize the enthusiasm of labor and creativity.
First, we must give full play to the main force of the working class. The working class is China’s leading class, represents China’s advanced productive forces and relations of production, is the most solid and reliable class basis of our party, and is the main force in building a well-to-do society in an all-round way and adhering to and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics.
Since the beginning of reform and opening up, China’s working class has grown continuously, its quality has been fully improved, its structure has been optimized, its face has been completely renewed, and its advanced nature has been continuously enhanced. Looking ahead, to uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics must fully rely on the working class, consolidate the status of the working class as a leading class, and give full play to the main force role of the working class. Relying on the working class wholeheartedly can’t just be a slogan and a label, but it must be implemented in the whole process of the formulation of the party and the state’s policies and the promotion of the work, and it should be implemented in all aspects of the company’s production and operation.
Second, we must rely closely on the working class to develop socialism with Chinese characteristics. Socialism with Chinese characteristics is the fundamental direction for the development and progress of contemporary China, the only way to realize the Chinese dream, and the only way to lead the working class of our country toward a brighter future. The working class of our country needs to enhance its sense of historic mission and responsibility. Based on its own position and in the mind of the entire country, it consciously integrates ideals of life and family happiness into the great cause of national prosperity and national rejuvenation, and closely associates individual dreams with Chinese dreams. The stance contributes to upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics.
The working class of our country must firmly establish the ideals and convictions of socialism with Chinese characteristics, firmly adhere to the faith of the party, resolutely support the socialist system, resolutely embrace reform and opening up, and always be the cornerstone of adhering to the Chinese road; it must conscientiously practice the core socialist values and promote development. The great character of the working class of our country influences and drives the whole society with advanced thoughts and exemplary actions, constantly injects new energy into the Chinese spirit, and always acts as a model for promoting the Chinese spirit; we must adhere to the mission of revitalizing China, give full play to the great creative forces, and promote development. The working class has a general understanding of the glorious tradition of the overall situation, consciously safeguards the political situation of stability and unity, and has always been the backbone of condensing China’s strength.
Third, we must insist on advocating labor and benefiting laborers. Labor is the source of wealth and the source of happiness. The good dreams of the human world can only be realized through honest labor; all kinds of difficult problems in development can only be solved through honest labor; all glory in life can only be created through honest labor. Labor created the Chinese nation, created the glorious history of the Chinese nation, and will surely create a bright future for the Chinese nation. “We must do our best without any difficulties.” We must firmly establish the concept of the most glorious work, the highest labor, the greatest labor, and the most beautiful work, so that all the people can further radiate their labor enthusiasm, release their creative potential, and create a better life through labor.
The whole society must implement the important policy of respecting labor, respecting knowledge, respecting talents, and respecting creativity, safeguarding and developing the interests of laborers, and protecting the rights of laborers. We must adhere to social fairness and justice and remove obstacles that prevent workers from participating in development and share development achievements. We must strive to achieve decent work and comprehensive development for workers. The whole society must love labor, be proud of hard work, and be ashamed of idleness.
Fourth, we must vigorously carry forward the spirit of the model worker and bring into play the role of a model worker. The power of example is endless. The model of labor is a model for the elites and people of the nation. For a long time, the majority of labor models have created extraordinary performance with ordinary labor and created the “model of love, professionalism, striving for excellence, arduous struggle, innovation, fame and fortune, and dedication” and enriched the spirit of the nation and the spirit of the times. The connotation of ours is our extremely valuable spiritual wealth.
To achieve our development goals, we must not only be materially strong but also be spiritually strong. The people of all nationalities in the country must learn from the labor model, follow the example of the labor model, make use of the spirit of fighting for the struggle, and work together to achieve the grand cause of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. The vast number of model workers and advanced figures must cherish honor, redouble their efforts, love and respect their careers, and selfless devotion. They should be exemplary models of firm ideals and convictions, models of diligent labor, and models of solidarity. Contemporary workers must not only have strength, but also have wisdom and technology, be able to invent and innovate, and use actual actions to play the main theme of the times. Party committees, governments, and labor unions at all levels must attach great importance to model workers, caring for model workers, supporting model workers to play a leading role, helping workers solve problems in production and daily life, and widely publicizing the advanced deeds of labor models so that the model worker spirit can continue to flourish.
The party has high hopes for the trade unions, and the workers and staff are full of expectation for the trade unions. The Chinese trade unions are the mass organizations of the working class under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. They are the bridge and link between the Party and the masses of workers and workers, and they are important social pillars of the political power of the socialist countries. The development path of socialist trade unions with Chinese characteristics is an important part of the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and it profoundly reflects the nature and characteristics of Chinese trade unions. It is an important guarantee that trade union organizations and trade unions work in the right direction. We must always adhere to this road, continue to expand this road, and strive to make this road more extensive.
The era is developing, the cause is innovating, and the work of the trade union must also develop and innovate. We must comply with the requirements of the times, adapt to changes in society, and be good at creating scientific and effective working methods so that the workers and the masses can truly feel that the trade union is the “house of employees” and the union cadres are the most reliable “grandparents”. It is necessary to serve the workers and the masses wholeheartedly as the starting point and point of departure for all trade union work, wholeheartedly serve the broad masses of employees, listen carefully to the voices of the workers and staff, and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the masses of workers and staff, including migrant workers, and do a solid job for the masses of workers and staff. Do practical things, solve difficult problems, and continuously promote socialist harmonious labor relations. We must attach great importance to the diversified needs of the broad masses of employees, constantly expand the space for the growth of employees, and strive to cultivate a large number of knowledgeable, technical, and innovative high-quality workers. Party committees and governments at all levels must strengthen and improve the leadership of trade unions, support trade unions in their work, provide more resources and means for trade union work, and create better conditions for unions to perform their duties.
Comrades, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The prospects for the development of our country are very bright, but the road can never be smooth. The blueprint cannot be accomplished overnight, and the dream cannot come true overnight. Everything is hard on earth. The better the future, the more we need to work hard.
Only by grasping can you overcome difficulties and hard work, and hard work can come true. We must vigorously promote the good practices of real work and hard work. Leading cadres at all levels must bring forward the spirit of a hard-working model, work out practical strategies, practice hard work, and do practical things. They shouldn’t use their own names, they shouldn’t be vain in their efforts, and they must firmly oppose the formalism, bureaucracy, hedonism, and extravagance that the cadres and the masses strongly reflect.” “Wind”, lead by example to lead the masses to implement the work.
I am convinced that with the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee and the united and progressive advancement of the working class and the working masses of our country and the common struggle of the people of all ethnic groups across the country, we will certainly be able to create a better future. The Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation will surely be realized. !
(Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, April 28)