Headaches, exhaustion and loss of concentration. Problems that nearly 80 percent of working Muslims in the Netherlands say they suffer from during the holy month of Ramadan. A Dutch trade union group is calling on employers to make special agreements with their Muslim employees for the holy month of fasting.
Ramadan has begun, meaning observant Muslims will neither eat nor drink between sunrise and sunset. It's not always an easy period for working Dutch Muslims. It can be a challenge to put in a long day at work without food or drink while it's business as usual for your mostly non-Islamic colleagues who will be making the same demands of you.