UK: Muslim Postal Workers Demand 3 Extra Breaks a day

by admin on October 16, 2008 · 6 comments

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The list of demands by Muslims goes on and on and on. This time Muslims in the United Kingdom have demanded that the Royal Mail postal service give them three extra breaks a day, to accommodate their Islamic prayer schedule. The Muslims who speak no English at all, quickly dropped their case after being told by their legal representative that they had no shot at winning the case. What will their next demand be, how about not having to deliver the mail to the houses of kafirs, because the Muslim workers are offended by them?

Thanks to Joan of Ark of the UK.

TWO Islamic postal workers launched legal action against Royal Mail after being refused extra breaks to pray up to five times a shift.

The devout Muslims were told they were not entitled to more rest periods than non-Muslim colleagues.

Abdinour Omer and Guled Bashir, who insisted they had insufficient time for prayer, took Royal Mail to an employment tribunal, claiming religious discrimination.

The hearing in Bristol was told that the Somali agency workers, who cannot speak English, wanted three additional breaks during their 4pm-to-midnight shift at the city’s main sorting office.

But they dropped their claim just hours into the case, after being told they had “no chance of winning”.

The postal workers’ legal representative was warned that tribunal chairman Clive Toomer would “almost cer­tainly” reject their claim.

Earlier this year Mr Toomer found in favour of Royal Mail when he dismissed similar claims of religious discrimination from the pair’s former ­colleague Abukar Jimale.

Speaking at the start of the hearing for Omer and Bashir, Mr Toomer criticised the case and said it should have been combined with Jimale’s to save money.

An unnamed translator said: “They have withdrawn their case because they were told by their solicitor that they have a very, very slim chance, almost no chance of winning.

“The chairman had heard a very similar case a few weeks ago and he found in favour of Royal Mail so he was certainly going to do the same in this one.”

He added: “They haven’t been given any money and no changes have been made. They are very fortunate not to have to pay the legal costs for Royal Mail.”

Mr Toomer told the tribunal this week: “The claimants wish to withdraw their claims in the proceedings and the respondents have agreed.

“I propose on the respondent’s undertaking to make no application for costs provi­ding those two claims are ­withdrawn.”

A spokesman for Royal Mail yesterday described the decision on Monday as a “victory for common sense”.
He said: “The two men were agency staff who were hired by Royal Mail to work in the distribution centre.

“They worked the night shift between 4pm and midnight and, as any employers would do, we gave them breaks in that time, during which they could have prayed.”

Omer and Bashir, who worked at the South West Distribution Centre in Severn Beach, have since left Royal Mail’s employment.

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  • ender

    “who cannot speak English”–typical, how did they sort the mail?
    “victory for common sense”– very rare indeed.
    have since left Royal Mail’s employment”– but will they be back ready to become martyrs?
    guess they also had a problem with math.  they got 2 breaks, wanted 3 more, so they would pray 5 times in 8 hours.  they are that devout that they pray 15 times a day?  no wonder they are stuck in the 7th century, to busy on their knees to get anything done.

  • http://islaminaction08.blogspot.com/ Chris

    Ender, I take that you would not hire them…

  • Joan

    Chris,
    I have been a fan of your blog islam in action for some time, and now i find you here with another great site. Spreading the word as always.
    Keep up your great work.
     
     
    Joan

  • ender

    yes, I would hire them.
    hire them to work on the “camel express”, delivering mail across the sahara.  heres a post card, deliver it 2000 miles that way.  with the prayer breaks it might get there by Christmas, 2015.  I think even the camel would be pissed off and want to get on with it.

  • dobus

    Launched a legal action, have they?- If the UK had any self-repect and sense of preservation of their way of life, they’d launch every one of those cornholing diaperheads right back where they came from- Straight to Allah-Satan with a suitcase or a bullet- Don’t matter which method you use-

  • http://islaminaction08.blogspot.com/ Chris

    Thank you Joan, I appreciate the support.

    Ender for Post Master General!!