Xi's actions have shown his continuous efforts to respect and honor the workers, protect the workers' interests and build an atmosphere of diligent work.
In his report to the CPC's 19th National Congress, Xi pledged to build an educated, skilled and innovative workforce, foster respect for model workers and promote quality workmanship.
"The whole of society should protect the rights and interests of workers and ensure social justice so that all workers can live a dignified life and develop themselves," Xi said in the report, which drew the blueprint for the country's development in coming decades.
Xi also vowed to remove institutional barriers that block the social mobility of labor and talent and ensure that "every one of our people has the chance to pursue a career through hard work".
To show his great respect for those who work hard, Xi has interacted with model workers in different ways ahead of International Workers' Day in recent years.
In April 2013, Xi talked with national model workers at the All-China Federation of Trade Unions. "Happiness does not fall out of the blue, and the dream will not come true by itself," he said.
"Empty talk will lead the country astray, and hard work can rejuvenate the nation. We need to be down to earth and work hard," Xi told the workers.
While visiting the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in April 2014, Xi met and talked with model workers and greeted all Chinese workers.
Xi told them not only to fulfill their own duties but also to spread the habit of completing tasks, behaving oneself and creating fortunes through diligence.
"Hard work is a way for CPC members to maintain their political beliefs and integrity as well as a force to pull them away from decadent behaviors," Xi said.
In April 2015, Xi attended the awards ceremony of national model workers in Beijing and delivered a speech. All of society should be proud of working hard and be ashamed of idleness, he said.
"No one at any time should look down on ordinary workers and seek a life of reaping without sowing," Xi said.
The authorities should also earnestly protect workers' lawful rights and interests and help them solve problems to establish harmonious labor relations, Xi said while meeting with model workers in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, in April 2016.
In his meeting with intellectuals and working people in April 2017, Xi called for joint efforts to fulfill the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.
Jin Weiran, general manager of Yuli Vegetable Co in Rizhao, Shandong Province, who was named a national model worker in 2016, said he was encouraged by Xi's great respect for workers.
"The president said, 'We will encourage people to make their money through hard work and legal means', and these words have become a motto for me," he said.