Can the system of working hours of four and a half days a week and two and a half days off be implemented? The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security responded to the “Recommendations on Implementing the Four and Half Working Hours System” submitted by the National People’s Congress at the National People’s Congress last year. The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security stated that to further shorten my country’s legal working hours standards, it is necessary to take economic development, scientific and technological progress, and the improvement of productivity as the basis, and fully consider my country’s social and economic development level and enterprise affordability. “Relevant surveys in recent years have shown that the proportion of companies that can strictly implement the current working hours standards in our country is not high, and there are more cases of overtime. The further reduction of working hours standards does not have a realistic basis and should not be widely implemented in enterprises. At present, 2.5 days are implemented in some places. Holidays may also become a special welfare for the staff of administrative agencies and institutions, and the social impact is not good.” The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security explained.

Compared with the 2.5-day holiday per week, ↓ this is more practical: the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security stated that it will continue to strengthen labor supervision and law enforcement in the next step, and urge employers to strictly implement current working hours and overtime and other relevant regulations to effectively protect the majority of workers On the basis of full consideration of my country’s economic development level and laborers’ right to rest and health, etc., the relevant suggestions shall be fully considered when working with relevant departments to study and improve my country’s working hour system. Anyway, let’s guarantee the double break first, and eliminate 996.

Why do we advocate the eight-hour work system and double breaks, not for enjoyment or ease, nor for laziness or unpretentiousness, on the contrary, the eight-hour work system and double breaks are more able to promote social progress, and our country can compete Other countries. A society that relies on extended working hours to increase output cannot compete with other societies and will inevitably lag behind. Anyone who has studied Marx knows the two concepts of absolute surplus value and relative surplus value. Leaving aside what surplus value means, just discussing value. These two concepts mean that we have to produce more products or create more value in two ways. The first is to extend working hours. For example, a worker who produces clothes can make one piece in one hour, and only eight pieces in eight hours, but I can let him sit for twelve hours in a row, which can create the value of four more clothes. The second is to increase labor productivity. For example, I invented a machine that can make ten pieces an hour and can work 24 hours a day, so that I can create more value. And our country has fallen into such a misunderstanding, that is, trying to achieve the purpose of generating more value by extending labor time. (In fact, the extended working hours did not produce the corresponding output value.) There are many harms in doing so, and the biggest harm is that we slowly fall behind those societies that implement the eight-hour work system. In fact, “leisure” is not necessarily a bad thing, and letting everyone relax a bit will have a positive effect on society. If Liu worked in the company of 996, we would not have read novels such as “Three Body”; if Watt lived in the factory of 996, we would not have the subsequent steam revolution. We cannot hope to put people in the shackles of 996 while hoping that they can invent, innovate and start businesses. What is the free and comprehensive development of everyone? First of all you have to make people relax. Don’t you see the previous workers, work in a factory, have night schools to enrich yourself, watch movies, dance, and even learn the art of piano painting. What is the view of people’s history? First of all, you have to believe that history is created by the people. The abundance of scientific power, the development of technology, and the creation of inventions are all done by the people. If the people are shackled by 996, then history will no longer exist. . Therefore, even if you think about issues from a utilitarian perspective of social development, you should protect everyone’s rights to the eight-hour work schedule and weekends.

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helpmekim
7 months ago

In its reply, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security stated that the current working hour system and standards are formulated by taking into account factors such as our country’s population, employment, economic development level, and people’s living habits, which are conducive to the realization of workers’ right to health, rest and employment. Balance. At the same time, the standard complies with the requirements of the “40-Hour Working Week Convention” adopted by the International Labor Organization in 1935 and the “Recommendation on Shortening Working Hours” in 1962 to gradually reduce working hours to 40 hours per week. The level is basically the same, which is a relatively advanced and scientific labor standard.

heloword
7 months ago

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security pointed out that to further shorten my country’s statutory working hours standards, it is necessary to take economic development, scientific and technological progress, and the improvement of productivity as the basis, and fully consider my country’s social and economic development level and enterprise capacity. Under the current economic situation, shortening working hours will increase the pressure on the production and operation of enterprises, bring higher employment costs and burdens, and affect economic development. Relevant surveys in recent years show that the proportion of companies that can strictly implement the current working hours standards in my country is not high, and there are more cases of overtime. The standard for further shortening of working hours does not yet have a realistic basis and should not be widely implemented in enterprises. The 2.5-day holiday currently implemented in some places may also become a unique welfare for the staff of administrative agencies and institutions, and the social impact is not good.

helpyme
7 months ago

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security stated that in the next step, it will continue to strengthen labor supervision and law enforcement, urge employers to strictly implement current working hours, overtime and other relevant regulations, and earnestly protect the rights and interests of workers, and fully consider the level of my country’s economic development and workers’ right to rest and health. On the basis of other rights and interests, the relevant suggestions shall be fully considered when researching and improving my country’s working hour system with relevant departments. 996 is a blessing. Save the sub-healthy young people!

sina156
7 months ago

I have read this answer, and it is indeed reasonable and well-founded. But I still have a few defamations in my heart, not vomiting up. First, the labor hours of some companies (many) are not well executed, such as the 996 phenomenon, etc. There are also deaths from overtime and overwork that have a greater social impact. The corresponding labor inspections and labor law enforcement feel a bit weak. For this reason, it is now 4.5 working days per week. The society is still the same, and the 996 will still be like this. The reason is simple: now requires 5 days a week, 996 is also a violation. Therefore, even if it requires 4.5 days a week, it is still a violation and does not affect the status quo. (How strong is this 0.5?)

yahoo898
7 months ago

Relevant surveys in recent years show that the proportion of companies that can strictly implement the current working hours standards in my country is not high, and there are more cases of overtime. The standard for further shortening of working hours does not yet have a realistic basis and should not be widely implemented in enterprises. The 2.5-day holiday currently implemented in some places may also become a unique welfare for the staff of administrative agencies and institutions, and the social impact is not good. I admit the phenomenon in the first sentence, but I do not agree that this is the reason for the follow-up argument. It is precisely this phenomenon that shows the result of this general illegality caused by lax law enforcement, and this illegal result cannot be used to deny the implementation of 4.5 days a week. Conversely, can we solve overtime by increasing the number of working days and hours per week? Should you consider “working overtime” if you have to work this time? If yes, isn’t that a historical reversal?

leexin
7 months ago

The most famous factory in my small city, the foundry, is not good, it has social insurance (don’t be discouraged, there are really few that can do so). Okay, it’s 887. Every day in the morning, eight and eight nights, the perfect attendance bonus will be deducted 500. Day shift and night shift are rotated every half month. This is the status quo. Relatives said that people who can survive for 15 years can receive their pension. I can’t even think about how to persist for fifteen years. If I were to go, I would not be able to persist for a month. Needless to say, there will be no social insurance at all. There are more wages of three to four thousand, and some are higher and lower. Single or two days off each month. Is it easy for people to live? Even in a society where statutory working hours cannot be put in place, some people have started to discuss increasing statutory working hours. It is true that the joys and sorrows are different from person to person!

greatword
7 months ago

Very well said. It shows that the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security fully understands the overall situation of the country, especially “The 2.5-day holiday implemented in some places may also become a unique welfare for the staff of administrative agencies and institutions, and the social impact is not good.” This sentence is sufficient. It embodies the original intention of the state to take care of the fundamental interests of the broadest masses of the people and criticizes local administrative agencies and institutions for considering only their own interests and divorcing the major issues of the masses. In China, even the realization of 955 is a luxury. Where does the 4.5-day working system come from? Once this policy is passed, the only beneficiaries are the staff of administrative agencies and institutions. Not only can it not protect the fundamental interests of the broadest masses of the people, but it also widens the gap between the treatment of civil servants and the masses. This is not in line with the core values of socialism or the purpose of “serving the people.”

loveyou
7 months ago

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security has reason to suspect that the implementation of the 4.5-day work system is only an extremely selfish initiative put forward by public officials currently enjoying the 955 treatment for their own further gains. Public officials not only do not work hard to solve the 996 problem, but only think about how they can work less. This is a betrayal to the people. To solve 996, public officials in 955 need to come up with more feasible plans and actions, instead of putting forward some plans that only they can enjoy to fool the people.

strongman
7 months ago

I can’t support it any more! As a hard-hearted patriot, the economic development of the country is our responsibility and we must carry it on our shoulders. I have seen a lot of patriots like me on weekdays. Basically, I can see the comment section on any platform. A high-spirited and passionate fellow man, I don’t know if he is willing to generate power for love. If the country needs it, I don’t want to implement this 2.5. Even if I continue to 996, I will go through fire and water.

stockin
7 months ago

If you want someone in the house to open a window, you have to say you want to open a door. If you want employees in your company to work less overtime, you have to make the company strictly implement the eight-hour work day and two-week break. If you want your company to strictly implement a working system of eight hours a day and two days off a week, then you have to make the company strictly implement a working system of less than eight hours a day and more than two days off a week. When workers are asking for wages, they don’t consider that workers’ lack of wages will affect the normal economic development, saying that workers “seek wages maliciously”; then, why do workers just want to take a few more days off will affect economic development? Should we really consider economic development, or should we consider the interests of “fortune-tellers”? You don’t want to clean up those “fortune-tellers” who don’t understand corporate management and forcibly increase their output by increasing their working hours. They are eliminated by entrepreneurs who truly understand management.

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