Steve tries to stop Ivy from calling a strike. Annie returns from the Health farm. Elsie returns from Birmingham to find a load of unpaid bills. Ida opposes the strike as Hilda isn't a member of the union. The majority of the factory girls agree to strike. Ivy is shaken when the union refuses to back the strike as Hilda is not a union member. Hilda is thrilled that the factory is on strike because of her. Mike accuses Ivy of striking to get at him. The girls walk out. Vera organises a picket line at the factory.
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Suzie Birchall - Cheryl Murray
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Steve Fisher - Lawrence Mullin
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Corner Shop and Living Quarters
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- First appearance of Elsie Howard since 29th March 1978.
- TV Times synopsis: Why does Alf Roberts get so embarrassed now that he's sharing his home alone with Bet Lynch? Will Mike Baldwin defy the factory girls over his decision about Hilda Ogden's job?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 12,100,000 viewers (8th place).
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