(April 28, 2015)
Today, we are here to hold a rally to commemorate the grand holiday of the working class and working people all over the world, the May 1st International Labor Day, and commend the nation’s labor models and advanced workers in order to promote the spirit of model workers, promote the spirit of work, and promote our country. The great character of the working class and the working masses.
First of all, on behalf of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, I send workers, peasants, intellectuals, and other working people of all walks of life across the country to the commanders and fighters of the People’s Liberation Army, officers and men of the armed police force, and policemen of the People’s Liberation Army, compatriots in Hong Kong, compatriots in Taiwan, and compatriots in Taiwan. Congratulations to the holiday season! To pay tribute to the exemplary workers and advanced workers who have made outstanding contributions to the reform, opening up, and socialist modernization drive! Here, on behalf of the Chinese working class and the working masses, I extend sincere greetings to the working class and the working people all over the world!
The “May 1” International Labor Day is a common festival for working people all over the world. Since the Second International, led by Engels, has clearly set May 1st, 1890, as the first International Labor Day, the wheels of history have passed 125 years. Our party has always attached great importance to commemorating the “May 1st” International Labor Day, inspiring the consciousness of the workers and the masses, educating and guiding the working masses, uniting and leading the working class and the working masses to struggle for national independence, people’s liberation, and the country’s prosperity and prosperity. Since the founding of New China, our working class has become the country’s leading class. Our working class and the masses of working people have become masters of the country. Our commemoration of the May 1st International Labor Day has a new era.
The era in which we live is a great era for inspiring people. The undertaking we carry forward is a great undertaking that has never been done before. The socialism undertaking with Chinese characteristics that we are engaged in is the common cause of all the people. Completely building a well-to-do society and building a prosperous, strong, democratic, civilized and harmonious modern socialist country will fundamentally depend on labor and the creation of workers. Therefore, no matter how the conditions of the times change, we must always respect labor and workers, and always attach importance to the role of the working class and the majority of the working masses. This is the great significance of commemorating the “May 1” International Labor Day today.
Since the party’s 18th National Congress, the CPC Central Committee has proceeded from the overall situation of upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics. It has proposed and formed a strategic layout of building a well-to-do society in an all-round way, comprehensively deepening reforms, governing the country in a comprehensive and legal manner, and comprehensively governing the party strictly, and established a new situation. The strategic objectives and strategic measures of the various tasks of the party and the country provide theoretical guidance and practical guidance for realizing the goal of “two hundred years” and the Chinese dream of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
History has given the working class and the working masses a great and arduous mission. The era calls for the working class and the masses of working people to write magnificent and brand new chapters. The working class and the working masses of our country must take the attitude of the country’s masters and actively participate in the fiery practice of economic and social development, and make new contributions to jointly creating our happy life and a better future.
– On the way forward, we must always carry forward the spirit of labor model and the spirit of labor, and bring together strong positive energy for China’s economic and social development. Labor is an essential activity of human beings. The glory of labor and the creation of greatness are important interpretations of the laws of human civilization and progress. “The people’s livelihood is diligent and diligence is not bad.” The Chinese nation is a nation that is diligent in labor and good at creating. It is precisely because of labor creation that we have a glorious history; it is also because of labor creation that we have today’s achievements.
The socialist cause building with Chinese characteristics is built on bricks and tiles. The happiness of the people is created by creating them bit by bit. Model workers and advanced workers are exemplary models of adhering to the Chinese road, carrying forward the spirit of China, and condensing China’s strength. They have set a learning model for the people of all ethnic groups in China with their high sense of ownership, outstanding labor creation, and dedication. The model spirit of “love and respecting work, striving for excellence, arduous struggle, courage to innovate, indulge in fame and fortune and willingness to dedicate” vividly interprets the core values of socialism and is our precious spiritual wealth and powerful spiritual strength. The model workers and advanced workers commended today are outstanding representatives of the working people of hundreds of millions of our country. The party and the people thank you! The whole society must learn from you!
A great cause requires a great spirit, and a great spirit comes from the great people. We must vigorously promote the spirit of labor model and the spirit of labor in the entire society, vigorously promote labor models and other typical advanced deeds, and guide the broad masses of the people to establish the concept of hard work, honest labor, and creative work, so that the glory of labor and the creation of greatness become awkward. The strong voice of the times made labor most glorious, labor noblest, labor greatest, and labor most beautiful. We must educate the children to love labor and love creation, to sow hope and fruit through labor and creativity, and to temper their will and improve themselves through labor and creativity.
Our roots are among the working people. In our socialist countries, all labor, whether physical or mental, deserves respect and encouragement; all creation, whether it is individual creation or collective creation, is also worthy of respect and encouragement. The whole society must implement a major policy of respecting labor, respecting knowledge, respecting talented people, and respecting creativity. The whole society must be proud of its hard work and be ashamed of arrogance. At any time, no one can look down on the ordinary workers and can’t even act for nothing. life.
Honor is the driving force for moving forward. The vast number of model workers and advanced workers must cherish honors and redouble their efforts, love and respect their jobs, strive for excellence, use the outstanding qualities and exemplary actions of the working class to guide and inspire all the people, and then to create new achievements and achieve better results. Party committees, governments, and labor unions at all levels must do a good job in the labor model management service, create environment and conditions for their officers and entrepreneurs, and give better play to role model, demonstration, and leading role.
– On the way forward, we must always adhere to the status of the people as the main body and fully mobilize the enthusiasm, initiative, and creativity of the working class and the working masses. The people are the creators of history and are the basic force and basic reliance to promote China’s economic and social development. To advance the “four comprehensive” strategic layout, we must fully mobilize the enthusiasm, initiative, and creativity of the broad masses of the people.
We must develop a socialist democracy and earnestly safeguard and continuously develop the democratic rights of the working class and the working masses. We must adhere to the leadership of the Party, the people as the masters of the country, and the organic management of the country in accordance with the law. We must adhere to the status of the working class as the country’s leading class, accelerate the institutionalization, standardization, and proceduralization of the socialist democratic political system, persist in and improve the people’s congress system, and promote deliberative democracy. The development of a wide range of multi-level institutions will promote the people’s participation in the management of state affairs and social affairs, and the management of economic and cultural undertakings in a lawful, orderly and extensive manner. We must promote the building of democracy at the grass-roots level, improve the democratic management system for enterprises and institutions that use the workers’ congress as the basic form, and more effectively implement the workers’ right to information, participation, expression, and supervision. We must respect the people’s pioneering spirit and be willing to serve as the primary schoolchildren of the people. We must radiate the infinite creative energy that is contained in the working class and the working masses, and condense the wisdom and strength of the working class and the working masses to promote all causes.
The working class and the broad masses of working people in our country must enhance their sense of historical mission and responsibility. Based on their own duties and in a brave heart, they consciously integrate life ideals and family happiness into the great cause of national prosperity and national rejuvenation, and closely link individual dreams with Chinese dreams. Turn the development goals set by the party and the country into self-conscious actions.
– On the way forward, we must always realize, safeguard and develop the fundamental interests of the overwhelming majority of the people, and let the results of reform and development benefit the people more and more equitably. The people’s longing for a better life is our goal. The wholehearted pursuit of interests for the working class and the broad masses of working people is the fundamental requirement of the socialist system in our country, the sacred duty of the party and the country, and the most important and fundamental work for giving play to the role of the working class and the majority of the working masses in China.
National construction is a common cause for all people. The process of national development is also a process in which the entire people share their achievements. We must adapt to the new situation of reform, opening up and development of the socialist market economy, and take effective measures in political, economic, social, cultural, legal, administrative, and other aspects to promote social fairness and justice, achieve good results, maintain good development, and develop the vast majority The fundamental interests of the people, in particular, must achieve, safeguard, and develop the fundamental interests of the general workers.
The party and the state must implement an active employment policy, create more jobs, improve the employment environment, improve the quality of employment, and continuously increase the labor remuneration of workers, especially front-line workers. It is necessary to establish and improve the party-and-government-led mechanism for safeguarding the rights and interests of the people, and to grasp labor employment, skills training, income distribution, social security, safety and health, and pay attention to front-line workers, migrant workers, and difficult employees, improve the system, and eliminate labor hampering The participants participate in the development and share the obstacles of development results, and strive to enable the workers to achieve decent work and comprehensive development. We must face up to the people, care about each other, work hard to do a good job in the work of the masses, keep the people’s safety and security in mind, and send charcoal in the snow to make it difficult to solve difficulties, and to effectively solve the interests of the people most concerned with the most direct and most realistic issues, the most difficult, most worrying and most urgent. Practical problems.
Labor relations are one of the most basic social relations. It is necessary to maximize the increase of the harmonious factors, minimize the inharmonious factors, build and develop harmonious labor relations, and promote social harmony. It is necessary to protect the basic rights and interests of employees in accordance with the law, improve the coordination mechanism for labor relations, and timely and correctly handle disputes and disputes in labor relations. The working class and the broad masses of working people in our country must develop the glorious tradition of understanding the general situation and the overall situation, properly understand and treat the adjustment of the interest relationship and interest structure in the process of reform and development, and correctly handle personal interests and collective interests, local interests and overall interests, and immediate interests. The relationship with the long-term interests, the rule of law, strengthen the legal awareness, and consciously safeguard the social harmony and stability.
– On the way forward, we must always attach great importance to improving the quality of laborers and nurture a large army of highly qualified workers. The quality of workers is crucial to the development of a country and a nation. The more workers’ knowledge and talents accumulate, the greater the creative power. Improving the quality of the entire nation, including the broad masses of workers, is a long-term plan for the development of the nation. In the face of increasingly fierce international competition, whether a country’s development can seize the opportunities and win the initiative increasingly depends on the quality of the people, especially the quality of the workers. It is necessary to implement the construction project for the quality of workers and promote the building of an ambitious army of knowledge, technology, and innovative workers.
We must implement in depth the strategy of rejuvenating the country through science and education, the strategy of strengthening the country through talents, and the strategy of innovation-driven development. We must strengthen the overall quality of the workforce as a strategic task, and help employees learn new knowledge, acquire new skills, increase new skills, and expand employees. And laborers have grown into talented spaces, guided the broad masses of workers and workers to establish a lifelong learning philosophy, and continuously improve ideological and moral qualities and scientific and cultural qualities. We must deeply carry out education on the ideals and convictions of socialism with Chinese characteristics, cultivate and practice the core values of socialism, carry forward the fine traditional Chinese culture, carry out the “four virtues” education with a focus on professional ethics, and deepen the educational practice of “Chinese dreams and the work of beauty”. Constantly guide the masses to enhance the road to self-confidence, theoretical self-confidence, and system self-confidence in the socialist path with Chinese characteristics We must innovate ideological and political work methods, strengthen humanistic care and psychological counseling, build a healthy, civilized and high-spirited employee culture, enrich the spiritual and cultural life of employees, and continuously satisfy the spiritual and cultural needs of the broad masses of workers and staff.
Three hundred and sixty lines, the top line. Any laborer who wants to stand up for the tide in the turbulent flow of the hundred rivers and sails, and win the advantage in the competition that does not enter or retreat, is not strong but is weak, and serves the people and serves the people in life. To make a difference, we must tirelessly learn and work diligently. All workers, as long as they are willing to study hard, study hard skills, master good skills, and grow into talents based on their positions, will find a vast world in their labors, embody their value in labor, and show their style. Feel happy.
Our working class is the most solid and reliable class foundation of our party. The working class of our country has always had the glorious tradition of being at the forefront and brave enough to bear. It has always been closely linked with the party’s central tasks. In contemporary China, the working class and the broad masses of the working people have always been the fundamental forces in promoting China’s economic and social development and maintaining social stability and unity. The view of ignoring the growth and progress of the working class in our country, the view that disregards the role of the working class of our country as the main force, and the view that the working class is becoming increasingly insignificant under conditions of scientific and technological advancement is wrong and harmful. Regardless of how the times change and no matter how the society changes, our party’s fundamental policy of relying wholeheartedly on the working class cannot be forgotten or diluted, and the status and role of the working class in our country cannot be shaken and cannot be ignored.
Relying on the working class wholeheartedly, it is necessary to solve the problem of understanding, and it is even more necessary to solve practical problems. Party committees and governments at all levels must implement the fundamental principle of wholeheartedly relying on the working class in all aspects of economic, political, cultural, social, ecological, and party building, and implement the party and the state to formulate policies and promote the entire process of work. All aspects of production and operation. We must continue to create an environment, build platforms, unblock channels, and innovate in ways that create opportunities for employees to grow into talents, employ and start businesses, serve the country, and serve the society, open up for the broad participation of employees in democratic management of enterprises and institutions, and participation in national governance and social governance. A broader passage.
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions. For 90 years, under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions and their trade union organizations have made significant contributions to the revolution, construction, and reform of China. Here, on behalf of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, I would like to express my warm congratulations to the old generation trade union workers who have made outstanding contributions to the cause of the Party’s labor movement, to all levels of trade union organizations and a large number of trade union cadres, and to all employees and union activists. !
The trade unions are the bridge and link between the party and the masses of the workers. The work of the trade unions is an important part of the party’s group work and mass work, and it is a regular and basic work for the party’s governance of the country. Under the new situation, the work of the trade union can only be strengthened and cannot be weakened; it can only be improved and improved, and it cannot stand still. It is hoped that trade union organizations at all levels and a large number of trade union cadres will unswervingly follow the development path of socialist trade unions with Chinese characteristics, stick to the main battlefield of trade union work, seize the central task of trade union work, model the political responsibilities of performing trade union organizations, and give better play to the role of trade union organizations. . We must conscientiously accept the fine traditions of the party’s leadership, firmly grasp the correct political direction, firmly grasp the theme of the era of the Chinese workers’ movement, and steer the millions of workers and employees to follow the party firmly. We must resolutely perform the basic duties of safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of employees, and treat the service of the workers and the masses as the starting point and end result of all work of the trade unions. We must help the employees to express their interest demands through the normal channels in accordance with laws and send the care of the party and the government to the hearts of the working people. At the same time, we have continuously won the trust and support of the workers and the masses. We must persist in taking the mass line as the lifeline and the basic line of work for trade union work, focusing our work on the largest number of ordinary employees, strengthening our awareness of service, improving our ability to protect human rights, improving our work style, breaking our ethos, and resolutely overcoming institutionalization and disengaging workers. The phenomenon of the masses has caused the workers and the masses to truly feel that the trade union is the “house of workers” and the union cadres are the most reliable “grandparents”. It is necessary to consciously use the spirit of reform to plan the promotion of trade union work, innovate the organizational system, operational mechanisms, activities and methods of work, and promote the work of trade unions to a new level. We must give play to the advantages of civil diplomacy, increase the friendship between the working class of our country and the working class of all countries, develop the relations with the trade union organizations of various countries, international and regional trade union organizations, and make new and greater contributions to safeguarding world peace and promoting common development.
The party committees at all levels must strengthen and improve the leadership over trade unions, pay attention to the role of trade union organizations, improve the organization system, improve the working mechanism, increase support for the work of trade unions, and timely study and resolve major issues in the work of trade unions. Strictly demanding and emphasizing the training of union cadres, creating more favorable conditions for trade union work.
The great cause calls us, and the solemn mission inspires us. The working class of our country and the masses of the working masses must unite more closely around the Party Central Committee, work diligently, work steadfastly, be determined to forge ahead, be brave to create, and achieve new achievements in the great journey of achieving the goal of “two hundred years”. Labor holds up Chinese dreams!
(Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, April 28)
“People’s Daily” (April 29, 2015, version 02)