"There is always a problem with imposition though, and it is employment law and common law:
"Therefore, where fundamental changes to the detriment of employees are proposed, and are not authorised by the contract, an employer may seek to vary the contract in one of three ways:
Seeking the employee's express agreement to the new terms, through consultation (either on an individual basis or through collective agreement);
Unilaterally imposing the change and relying on the employee's conduct to establish implied agreement to the change.
*Terminating the employee's employment and offering re-employment on the new terms*
An express agreement is the most effective way to vary a contract of employment. Therefore, obtaining the employees’ agreement to the changes is usually the first and most straightforward option for employers. However, where employees refuse to expressly agree to a change, an employer’s next best option is to terminate the current contract and offer to re-engage the employees on the new terms and conditions"
At the moment, it looks as if termination of employment is on the cards..."