The holy Muslim month of Ramadan falls neatly across April this year. Fasting began on 2 April and Eid-al-Fitr, the celebration that marks the end of Ramadan, is expected to fall on 1 May. 

During this important holy period for Muslims, UNISON reminds both workers and employers that it is within the Equality Act 2010 for all employers to ensure flexible working and provide reasonable adjustments for staff wishing to observe Ramadan, which includes fasting, prayers, charity and reflecting on the Quran.