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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To register their protest, the officials of land record management centre observed complete pen down strike by locking the centre and suspended every type of public service including issuance of land record.
During the course of protest the government employees not only held pen down strike but also blocked down different government offices on the call of APCA.
ABBOTTABAD -- Pen down strike of Patwari community of Hazara region Tuesday entered in second consecutive week due to which people were facing difficulties.
ISLAMABAD -- Staffers of Land Directorate of Capital Development Authority (CDA) have staged complete pen down strike against the derogatory attitude of the director land.
The officers threatened to go on a complete pen down strike throughout the country if their demands were not met.
PESHAWAR -- Employees of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) have called off their three-week pen down strike after receiving assurance regarding resolution of their legal demands.
"We will go on pen down strike after three days," he warned.
TIMERGARA -- The management cadre officials of elementary and secondary education department Lower Dir on Thursday observed complete pen down strike against the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for not accepting their demand of posts' up gradation.
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.
The revenue officials, especially patwaris (revenue clerks), on Saturday announced observing pen down strike against possible action against their comrades besides to pressurise the local administration, district revenue department and the district administration to save the skin of the officials involved in the scandal.
The labor union has warned if the pension is not paid within a week then they will be forced to gherao DG besides observing pen down strike.