Jimmy Kelly, from Unite, said the union had a proposal that might retain some jobs at the factory
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JTI Gallaher: Union proposal to save 500 jobs at Ballymena factory

A proposal aimed at saving 500 jobs at the closure-threatened JTI Gallahers tobacco factory in County Antrim has been put forward by a trade union.

The Unite union has said the factory should become a "centre of excellence" for pouch tobacco and cigar production.

BBC News NI Business Correspondent Julian O'Neill reports.

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