These words are from a letter written by Andrew Lansley to the Treasury regarding possible changes to public sector pensions
Extracts from that letter can be found here.
In his letter Mr Lansley, who is Secretary of State for Health, states:
We also need to decide whether our aim is to achieve a negotiated agreement with the Trade Unions or whether we intend to impose unnegotiable changes with the impact on industrial relations that will surely follow.
It would appear that the Government is working to a pre-determined plan; talk; take no notice of the unions; then impose changes.
In a later posting we will quote more from Mr Lansley’s letter where he describes what could be imposed on us.