98 outstanding workers honored
A total of 98 workers were honored “Shanghai Standouts” on Friday, an award that gives recognition to the top-performing workers in the city.
The number of recipients of the award has amounted to 280 since it was first handed out in 2016 to praise the contribution of manufacturing workers to the economy and encourage the younger generation to seek careers in the industry and aim for excellence.
Shanghai Trade Union, the organizer, said the 98 winners stood out among 556 candidates recommended by their employers, trade societies or by themselves.
Among them, 78 percent are from manufacturing industries including textile, electricity, automobile, telecommunication, ship-building, and aerospace, while others work in health, culture, education and other services. Women made up of 10 percent.
About 70 percent of them are so-called “front-line” workers who do manual jobs, while the rest are technicians and researchers.
The 98 workers have in total 896 intellectual property patents under their names, according to the trade union.