Thomas Cook.
Thomas Cook. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Thomas Cook cabin crew might call for a strike after redundancy terms broke down, announced the union.

Unite said it will ask employees if they wanted a poll for industrial action in the coming week after talks over the severance terms for 500 people losing their jobs broke. Negotiators demanded genuine severance package, including £5,000 lump sum.

"We are completely against the redundancy terms and any compulsory redundancies purely to make profit. The group made £320million this year, is paying out a fortune in bonuses and dividends and sponsoring the Olympics," Unite regional officer Mick Whitley was quoted by The Mirror.

Thomas Cook has been in 90-day talks with employees after deciding to cut six of its airplanes. However, the company insisted that Unite carry on talks, the spokesperson said.