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Thomas Cook crew eye strike

Cabin crew at Thomas Cook could vote for industrial action, following the tour group's decision last month to reduce its fleet from 41 to 35 aircraft.

A total of 475 out of 534 voted in a consultative ballot to walk out over Thomas Cook's plans to axe 498 jobs, said the Unite union.

Thomas Cook Airlines, which in September started a 90-day staff consultation, said: "We're committed to continuing meaningful consultation with our people, their representatives and Unite as we look for opportunities to reduce potential job losses."