Peter Hopkins Quotes in Made in Dagenham (2010)
Peter Hopkins Quotes:
Rita O'Grady: Bollocks. I'm sorry, but it is. Three hours we've been sat here. That's what matters to the girls? How you're qualified to talk about that, I do not know.
Rita O'Grady: [she pulls out threads of leather] Have a look at this. There. You put them together, go on!
Ford executive: Ford property, I believe?
Rita O'Grady: Oh stop it! We have to pick all these different pieces and work out how they go together. Cause there ain't no template is there? We have to take them all and sow them one by one into the finished article. That is not unskilled work! Which is how you've regraded us! Christ, you need to take an exam to...
Peter Hopkins: Miss O'Grady...
Rita O'Grady: No it's Mrs. O'Grady.
Peter Hopkins: Mrs. O'Grady I understand your grievances...
Rita O'Grady: Oh I don't think you do! It's not difficult, though. We're entitled to semi-skilled and the wages that go with it.
Peter Hopkins: Why don't you bring this to the meeting...
Rita O'Grady: No hang on, I haven't finished. And regards to these cue jumping business, we put this complaint in months ago. It's just you've done nothing about it. And we all know why don't we? It's cause women have never been on strike before. You just thought you could forget it and we'll go away, well I'm sorry but it isn't going to be that easy, cause we're not going anywhere. We're gonna do what we said we would: no more overtime, and an immediate twenty-four hour stoppage.
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