The honorary title "Hero of the Socialist Labour" was introducted to award merits for building up of the state, its economical, political, social or cultural development and merits for reinforcement of its defence capacity. The awarded persons were entitled to wear the Gold Star of the Hero of Socialist Labour.
The honorary title "Hero of Socialist Labour" was awarded by the President of the Republic upon governemt`s proposal for extraordinary merits for the victory of socialism in the Czechoslovakia, especialy for pioneer activities, especialy in industry, agriculture, transport or trade, or for scientific breakthroughs or technical invents, which contributed to aggrandizement of the national economy or strengthened the defence capacity of the country.
A Hero of the Socialist Labour could have been awarded at the same time by the Order of Klement Gottwald - for building of Socialist Homeland. The Gold Star of the Hero of Socialist Labour is made from gold. The medal is five points star with interval of the opposit star points 29 mm. The ribbon is red, 38 wide and 30 mm long. The upper end of the ribbon is fixed to straplet 3 x 38 mm with horizontal lines. There are at least two types of the order with two or three horizontal lines (see the picture).
The Gold Star of the Hero of Socialist Labour worn on the left breast side above all Czechoslovakian awards and medals (but beyond of the Gold Star of the Hero of Czechoslovakia) or above all ribbons of Czechoslovakian awards and medals.
The honorary title "Hero of the socialist Labour" could have been awarded in memoriam; in such case the Star and the documents were given to the Hero`s family.
If the Hero died, the Star and documents remained if his family. Nobody from the family was entitled to ware the Star. If there was no family members, the Star was given back to the Goverment`s office.
If the Star was lost or stolen a duplicate could have been given to the Hero.
A Hero of Socialist Hero was given a diploma about his honor, a Gold Star of the Hero of Socialist Labour and an order`s booklet. Picture of the diploma:
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