But with only a hardcore of Unite BA Cabin crew members willing to strike, it seems unlikey that Unite will get the required numbers if they go to a vote.
Plus the striking cabin crew are feeling the pinch after being hit hard in the pocket.
The conciliation service Acas tabled a new proposal to try to solve the long-running dispute over pay and working conditions but the two sides could not reach an agreement during talks yesterday.
An Acas mediation spokesperson said: “Regrettably, the parties were unable to move closer to an agreement. At present there are no further meetings planned but Acas will monitor developments and our services remain available.”
Unite, which has already held 22 days of strikes since March, has said it would ballot members on more walkouts but no timetable has been set for another vote.
The union’s joint general secretary Tony Woodley said that he hoped talks with BA would resume later this week.