The union representing British Airways' cabin crew is considering balloting members over a fresh wave of strike action if no progress on a peace deal is made soon.

A spokeswoman for the Unite union said a new strike ballot was always an option and that there would be a mass meeting of its members at Kemptown on Monday, September 6.

The dispute, which began last November when BA announced it was cutting crew pay and reducing staffing, has cost the airline 150 million pounds.

However, the removal of travel concessions from striking workers has since become one of the main sticking points between the two sides.

Unite, which represents 90 percent of BA's 12,000 cabin crew, is working to get talks (with BA management) for as early as possible, hopefully next week, but there's no date in the diary yet, the union spokeswoman added.

Cabin crew rejected BA's latest offer in July with members holding out for a better deal.

We remain available for talks and believe that we have made a good offer to cabin crew, a BA spokesman said. Non-union cabin crew have signed up to the deal in large numbers.

Shares in BA, which have fallen 4 percent in the last month, were flat at 210.80 pence by 9:15 a.m., valuing the company at around 2.4 billion pounds.

(Reporting by Rhys Jones; Editing by James Davey)