Patrice accuses Jenny of stalling him and not wanting to get married. She doesn't know what she wants. Ida, Ivy, Vera and Shirley are horrified to discover the basic rate will be 20% less. The girls demand that Ida brings the union in but Ida tells them the union won't be bothered as they don't pay their subs. They blame her for not collecting them. Ivy feels they should bargain with Mike but Mike refuses to talk to her. Patrice discovers that Jenny kissed Gary Grimshaw but she tells him that it was only a Christmas kiss. Alf and Audrey watch Amy as she shops and tackle her about shaving cream she hasn't paid for. Alf grabs her bag and finds the shaving cream but she swears that she doesn't know how it's got there. Audrey advises Alf to let her go when she creates a fuss. Patrice warns Gary off Jenny and is shocked to hear that she took his ring off for Christmas. Ida tells Mike it's obvious he's making money and accuses him of exploiting the girls. He tells her that she's fired.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Confrontation in the factory when Baldwin's latest changes bring out the worst in the workforce - but who's going to suffer the backlash.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,250,000 viewers (3rd place).
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