It’s not unexplained that young people don’t want to go to factories
During the two sessions in Shanghai, Hong Gang, a member of the Shanghai CPPCC Federation of Trade Unions, not only wrote his concerns into the proposal, but also repeated his voice in the discussion, “To promote high-quality development, manufacturing is the foundation that must be consolidated.The whole society should work together to guide young people back to the factory.However, the reality is not optimistic, front-line staff members with their own experience, Shanghai many manufacturing enterprises have a large vacancy, but it is difficult to attract people.In the opinion of the committee members, the “pain points” of industrial workers, such as low pay, low career ceiling and low sense of honor, are not “unsolved”. The key lies in the joint efforts of all parties in society to restore the glory of workers.Recruit not to come to let the committee members “head big” “these two years, your enterprise front-line workers easy to recruit?”A simple question, let from the front line of the staff members Wang Jun, Hong Gang and Hu Zhenqiu fell into silence.Wang Jun, a technical expert at The hot rolling mill of China Baowu Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., said with frustration that even baosteel, a well-known brand, has little appeal to young people. “Once a year, we had to recruit more than 300 people, but only about half of them came.”Hu Zhenqiu, from Shanghai Shenzhou Automobile Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Co., LTD., also feels frustrated about recruitment and retention. “On the one hand, it’s very difficult to recruit skilled technicians;On the other hand, with the rapid growth of new industries, workers are paid far more than skilled workers, so the people that companies have gone to great lengths to hire or train will sometimes jump ship.”Manufacturing is losing its appeal to workers, especially the young — a fact that pains the three commissioners, all of whom are workers.”Without the base and the training of reserve forces, how can we talk about Made-in-China products?”Wang jun pointed out that skilled personnel are an important force supporting Made in China and created in China.To promote the reform of the workforce, we need to make up for the shortage of talent as soon as possible and focus on improving the quality of the workforce.”I am the only one still working in the factory who came to Shanghai at the same time.”Hu Zhenqiu told reporters that the partners who had worked together on the production line had left the factory one after another, and many young people who entered the factory now were “uncertain” because of the treatment problem. “ONE of the argon arc welder I was very optimistic about, no matter how hard I tried to persuade him, he finally resigned.”In the opinion of the three committee members, young people should not be criticized for abandoning the factory because of this choice. The real problem that needs to be considered and solved is how to effectively improve the income and treatment of manufacturing workers.”Many manufacturing enterprises are at the middle and low end of the industrial chain, their profit level is generally not high, and the ability to pay workers’ wages is relatively weak compared with emerging industries.Workers’ pay is directly tied to how much overtime they work.”Hu zhenqiu said the traditional model of relying on overtime to boost income is now difficult to appeal to young people.Where is the key to the problem?”The key is empowerment.”Wang pointed out that the glory of workers can be restored only by improving their skills and giving everyone a chance to excel. “At the same time, manufacturing enterprises should be willing to train workers, rather than simply using them as labor force,” wang said.Once upon a time, Shanghai’s “eighth grade workers” preferred to be masters rather than factory directors, an important reason is that the income of “eighth grade workers” even exceeded that of managers, “with this kind of demonstration effect, young people see hope, will be willing to enter the factory.”Mr. Hong said.Social resources should be tilted Three front-line staff members all said that to alleviate the shortage of workers in the manufacturing industry, we should not put the burden on enterprises, but give necessary slant to social resources.Hong Gang told reporters that with the change of migrant workers’ concept in recent years, a single migrant worker has turned into a family with a family. Although enterprises make every effort to solve the accommodation requirements of workers, they cannot solve the accommodation problem of too many families, and the living cost has become a living cost that front-line workers must face.”Isn’t reducing the cost of housing equivalent to increasing their income?”Hong gang pointed out that although Shanghai is vigorously developing the construction of public rental housing, in many industrial parks, the proportion of skilled personnel, especially front-line workers in the manufacturing industry, is not high. “We still hope to increase housing supply, so that these young people can afford to live and settle down.””Skilled talents not only have demands for salaries, but also for career advancement, innovation atmosphere and children’s schooling. Training and retaining skilled talents is very important for enterprises, and the government also needs to increase policy support and guidance.”Hu zhenqiu suggested giving full consideration to the needs of workers’ families and lives, helping outstanding talents solve their housing problems, increasing the supply of public rental housing, giving priority to the housing needs of skilled talents, helping them solve their children’s difficulties in kindergarten and setting up preferential kindergartens around industrial parks and enterprise clusters.