Pen-Down Strike

Pen-Down Strike

A labor action in which employees come to work but do not do any work. The term connotes that this takes place in an office setting as opposed to an industrial setting. A pen-down strike is analogous to a slow down. See also: Strike.
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MIRPUR (AJK) -- The employees of all cadres of AJK Electricity Department Mirpur Wednesday went on indefinite pen-down strike to press authorities for the arrest of two serving officials and the real brothers including an Executive Engineer and a SDO besides their father, retired Chief Engineer of the same department, for allegedly attacking on the office of the Chief Engineer Electricity Department Mirpur office Thursday last.
HAFIZABAD -- The staff of District Public Prosecutor Office Hafizabad observed pen-down strike today to press for the increase in their salaries.
NEW DELHI, May 10 (KUNA) -- Lawyers across the India-administered Kashmir are observing a pen-down strike Friday to express solidarity with the family of Sanaullah Ranjay, a Pakistani prisoner who died yesterday after being brutally attacked in the Indian Kot Bhalwal jail.
Karachi, March 19, 2012 (Frontier Star): The NADRA Employees Joint Action Committee has announced to hold pen-down strike and locking the offices from 19 March against not fulfilment of pledges by the government .
Muhammad Essa Memon, leading the protest, said they would observe the pen-down strike on a daily basis.
Meanwhile, the staff of the AJK Electricity Department including those of Chief Engineer and subordinate offices Friday went on indefinite pen-down strike to press the authorities of the arrest of the absconding accused.
ISLAMABAD, February 23, 2012 (Frontier Star): Around 22 lacs government employees in the country observed pen-down strike on Wednesday to press the government for acceptance of their demands.
Chief organiser Essa Memon in an address at the sit-in announced they would observe the pen-down strike on a daily basis all over the province until the fulfilment of their demands.
They observed pen-down strike and lodged protest outside the Provincial Election Commissioner office.
KARACHI, July 22 -- All-Sindh Lower Judicial Staff Welfare Organisation in its executive committee meeting on Wednesday announced to observe a pen-down strike and a sit-in on MA Jinnah Road on Thursday (today) against the non-fulfilment of their demands of up-gradations and increase in salaries.
By: OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE, May 7 (North Frontier Star): All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA) observed pen-down strike on Friday to press their demands.
The employees also observed a token pen-down strike for two hours to express solidarity with the protesting gardeners, who feel their jobs are insecure after PHA was set up a year ago.