Pen-Down Strike

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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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ABBOTTABAD -- Pen down strike of the Patwari community of Hazara region Tuesday entered in third consecutive week and general public continued to suffer while on the other hand the provincial government was paying no heed towards the issue.
TAXILA -- The pen down strike of the revenue staff of Hassanabdal entered third day on Saturday as the nominated accused who trashed and manhandled a revenue officer has not been arrested as yet.
President of the Abbottabad Union, Haneef Gul said that they had presented charter of demand to Chief Minister KPK with repeated efforts to inform the provincial government including officials of Revenue department but our voice remain un-attended and in the last, we had left no other option but the hold protest rallies and pen down strike which will be continued for one week.
Rawalpindi -- All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA) tabling a set of demands threatens to start pen down strike on every Tuesday if its demands would not be meted out.
RAWALPINDI -- On the call of All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA),Punjab, the clerks belonging to various government departments Wednesday observed a pen down strike and staged a protest of non-acceptance of their demand.
However, they also held pen down strike from 9am to 1pm for their issues they have been facing and said the authorities concerned have not yet taken their agitation seriously.
MIRPUR, June 22 -- In Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), clerical cadre employees of all the government and semi-government departments Monday went on indefinite pen down strike in support of their long cherished demands.
The ongoing pen down strike would continue till July 1," Rajivnath added.
He said patwaris had been left with no other option but to hold protest rallies and pen down strike which will continue for one week, and if the government did not pay attention then it would be for an indefinite period.
The office bearers of the federation are in constant contact with high ups of provincial government to resolve the issue of nonpayment of salaries", he claimed, making clear that local government employees will observe pen down strike and close their offices if payment of salaries was not ensured up to Nov 30.
They threatened to launch a pen down strike from January 29 if their demand was not accepted.