Striking union barons will be forced to impose employer agreements on their members, rather than rejecting them outright.
Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng will announce tough new laws in his mini-budget designed to prevent industrial action from dragging on.
Ministers are increasingly concerned that hard-line union bosses are rejecting wage packages without the consent of their members.
The new law, which could come into force by next spring, will hopefully bring an end to the disagreements more easily, ministers believe.
The move comes after the RMT rejected an 8 per cent offer from Network Rail that sparked chaotic strikes this summer.
A Treasury source last night: “The Chancellor wants to inject a healthy dose of democracy into the unions.
“It is absurd that union leaders can prolong strike action by rejecting wage offers without consulting their members.
“We will bypass the barons and let the people decide.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6284445/union-barons-forced-pay-deals-members/ Union barons are FORCED to offer employer wages to members