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Ramadan in the Workplace

Ramadan this year takes place from 27th May to 24th June with Eid ul-Fitr, the celebration at the end of the holy month.  During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and pay particular attention to spiritual matters. 

Managers are advised to consider ways to accommodate Muslim colleagues during Ramadan with some simple changes to the usual routine – such as allowing breaks at different times of day – could support Muslim staff in the workplace.

Accommodating religious practices is about being flexible about employees’ holidays, working patterns or break periods.

All requests must be considered and balanced against service need. However as a supportive employer it is good practice to accommodate requests wherever possible. If required, further guidance and support is available from your HR Manager and the Equality and Diversity Team. Further guidance can also be found on this link - Tips for Managers.

 

You can find more information on the Ramadan Health Sheet and Ramadan Health Guide

Chester Pride

Chester is celebrating its fifth Pride event on Saturday 19th August 2017 and as an NHS Trust we are delighted to have been allocated a place in the Pride Parade.

Families and friends of our Trust are invited to march alongside colleagues from the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership, North West Ambulance Service and local Clinical Commissioning Groups, to show support and solidarity for our local and national LGBT communities.

The parade will take approximately 30 minutes, after which there will be a marketplace, many stalls, children’s zone, funfair, fantastic live music and much more!

 All Parade participants need to assemble in Castle Square, Chester by about 11.30am. The parade starts at midday. If you would like to go along or want to find out more, please email Sophie.hunter6@nhs.net or joe.o’grady@nhs.net by Wednesday August 16th 2017.

 Chester Pride

You can find all the information on the flyer here.

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