4 April 2014

South Africa: Fawu Welcomes the Return of Vavi Back to Office

COSATU General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi (file photo).

press release

The Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) welcomes the judgement by Judge President Mojapelo, on the court case brought by NUMSA and FAWU and SAFPU as joined by Vavi, as nothing but confirmation of the need for common-sense to prevail in dealing with the crisis within the Congress of South African Trade unions (COSATU).

We hope that COSATU national Office Bearers (NOBs) and those unions who were part of joinders in support of the NOBs will see it fit to cease with further legal steps, such as making an appeal to this legally-obviously predictable judgement.

Meanwhile, we will encourage Comrade Zweli Vavi to report for duty as soon as his daughter has recovered and as and when he can make some few-hours a day work as an elected General Secretary of the federation.

FAWU will still take legal advice on how to launch a lawsuit to individual leaders of the federation and of supporting affiliated unions should they proceed to make an appeal and take other legally-flawed decisions yet utilizing resources of COSATU to defend such steps.

We call on all workers, members of all COSATU affiliated unions, and the entire working class to defend this working class leader as called upon by those who care about our federation.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2014 Congress of South African Trade Unions. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

InFocus

S. Africa: Unions React to Leader Vavi's Reinstatement

Cosatu General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi (file photo).

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union has chosen to appeal the decision by Judge President Phineas Mojapelo to reinstate Cosatu General-Secretary Zwelenzima Vavi ... Read more »

S. Africa Union Leader's Suspension Set Aside

COSATU General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi (file photo).

The High Court in Johannesburg set aside the suspension of Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, declaring it invalid. Read more »