The nation's workers were called on to implement the spirit of the Party's 19th National Congress and improve their work skills at a session attended by President Xi Jinping on Monday.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the opening session of the 17th National Congress of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions held in Beijing.
The working class should hold fast to their ideals and faith, give full play to their enthusiasm, advance reforms and innovations, and improve their work skills, said Wang Huning, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
In his speech on behalf of the CPC Central Committee, Wang said that Xi's important discourses on the working class and the work of trade unions have shown the direction of innovations and development for the labor movement and trade unions' work in the new era.
"It is the common task of the whole Party and Chinese people of all ethnic groups, as well as the historic mission of the working class, to realize the great blueprint laid out at the 19th CPC National Congress," Wang said.
Over the past five years, trade unions at all levels have mobilized employees to make accomplishments at work, promoted harmonious labor relations and pushed for reforms and innovations of trade unions, among other achievements, Wang said.
The meeting was also attended by other leaders of the CPC and the State, including Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Zhao Leji and Han Zheng, all members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
More than 2,000 delegates from all walks of life, along with nearly 100 specially invited delegates, attended the national congress.
The congress is held every five years. The previous session was convened in Beijing in October 2013.