Dutch Mail Service Regulates Mealtime During Ramadan

August 19 2010

The mail sorting center in Niewegein has posted rules which bar prayer during work and enforcing breaks at set times, Telegraaf reports. The rules pose a problem for Muslims who are fasting during Ramadan, as the evening shift break comes an hour before the end of fasting. While a worker reported that his employer felt that “fasting is your choice, your problem”, the mail service says the rules are a misunderstanding and that is it possible for employees to consult with management on whether it is possible to go eat.