Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Christian Labour Union withdraws proposal to make Eid a Holiday

Christian Labour Union CNV has withdrawn a plan to exchange a banking holiday for Eid, the Muslim (Dutch) feast ending the Ramadan fast.

The idea was to exchange the day after Easter, which is a banking holiday in The Netherlands, for a banking holiday on Eid.

The offices of the Christian Labour Union were overwhelmed by hundreds of phonecalls from irate members, who were often "in an highly emotional state" (Dutch).

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