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Igor Fomichev, president of the Russian Trade Union of Nuclear Power and Industry Workers. (Matthew le Cordeur)
Igor Fomichev, president of the Russian Trade Union of Nuclear Power and Industry Workers. (Matthew le Cordeur)

Johannesburg – A Russian nuclear union that is keen to win labour support for South Africa's new build programme will have a tough job winning over trade federation Cosatu.

The campaign is part of Rosatom’s bid to win the 9.6 GW nuclear build programme, which is planned to take place from 2023 to 2030.

Igor Fomichev, president of the Russian Trade Union of Nuclear Power and Industry Workers, told Fin24 this week at the Nuclear Africa Conference outside Johannesburg that Cosatu members are interested in his presentation and “agreed to further relations”.

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