Organisers of a work-to-rule by Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW) staff have threatened to step up action if their demands for no more lay-offs are not met in the next two weeks. The warning came as a no-overtime protest against last week's sacking of 858 workers took effect yesterday but failed to disrupt services. The 2,000-strong PCCW Staff Association, which planned the protest, said as most of the 13,500 staff were still on their Easter break and those on duty worked shifts, the impact of the work-to-rule had been slight. 'Since today is still a holiday for the majority of the company's clerical workers, there is not much overtime work going on. Tomorrow [Tuesday] will perhaps show a clearer picture,' association chairman Ip Ngok-fung said. Mr Ip said his union would hold a general committee meeting in two weeks to review progress of the action. 'Perhaps some [staff] may feel we are acting too softly and therefore want us to take further action. We will decide then,' he said. Staff at the company's Lai Chi Kok office were divided over the call for a work-to-rule yesterday but some said they would join in as a show of solidarity. 'I will support the move because those who are sacked may not find work again. I just hope the company will not lay off workers again,' one worker said. Others said they had a duty to maintain normal service to the public and doubted whether the action would produce results. 'It is foolish to believe that a work-to-rule can achieve anything positive. It only provides a perfect excuse for the company to make you redundant as well,' one customer service worker said. PCCW officials could not be reached for comment last night.