Notice requesting localized regulations for home leave

CCP Zoigê County Party Committee Department’s notice of related rules regarding the restating of staff and workers’ home leave

April 9th, 1975

 

Typical of documents of the Cultural Revolution, this begins with a quotation from Mao, however, unusually, it ends with no conclusion paying homage to party rhetoric. When considered alongside the attachment included, it becomes clear that this document takes the sincere desire to impress the need for a change to the current system for this county so as to better serve its workers needs as the focus of this document.

This document begins with a direct reference to instruction given by Mao regarding the proliferation of Lenin’s position on the relationship between bourgeois dictatorships and revisionism. A note on the county’s cadres studying of proletariat revolutionary theory is used as a segue between this opening remark and the issue of some problems that have arisen with the staff and worker’s home leave which is detailed in the rest of the document.

Reporting on its compliance with the state department’s rules regarding home leave for those leaving far away from home. This document continues by explaining reasons for problems with home leave in this county. It also mentions the period set up for home leave and suggests that it be altered for some people as they live more than 10 days travel from their place of work.

Notable language is as regards maintaining production by making adjustments that allow for better compliance of the workers with the regulations regarding home leave. The primary section of this document concludes with a statement that this problem should be treated on principle with a doubling of the allowed home leave of once per year, but a shortening of the maximum time allowed. In this way, they have suggested two points: a greater duration for those who live farther from home and a doubling of the amount of home visits, but with a decrease in the maximum leave time to the previous lower bound for maximum leave time.

 

Due to variability of 2-9 days in average travel time to and from home for the majority of workers, thus excluding those who require more than 10 days travel time.

The final page has a chart and an explanation of the proposed change for those who would return home once a year and those who return home once every two years, it details the number of days that the workers will stay at home and the total time that they will have off based on the number of days required for travel.

 

Doesn’t end with any typical language, thus takes its suggestion as focus. This is supported by the table which is attached.

 

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