THE Cosatu-affiliated Food and Allied Workers' Union (Fawu) yesterday announced its plans to lobby other unions and call for a special Cosatu congress where it will raise a vote of no confidence in the federation's president, Sdumo Dlamini.
Fawu has been one of suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's vocal supporters since the news of his extra-marital activities broke.
Yesterday it became the second Cosatu-affiliated union to express a vote of no confidence in Dlamini, after the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) did so last week.
Fawu national deputy general secretary Moleko Phakedi said the decision to call for Dlamini's head was taken at the union's Sunday meeting.
The union said in a statement yesterday it had no confidence in Dlamini for having prejudged Vavi when he publicly said Vavi had brought the federation into disrepute before last week's Cosatu central executive committee meeting where he was formally suspended. Fawu, Numsa and the South African Municipal Workers' Union have been in Vavi's corner and have on several occasions said there was a plot to get rid of the outspoken federation boss.
Dlamini could not be reached for comment yesterday, but last week he said he stood by his earlier comments.