UK: Royal Post serves pork to Muslim employees

UK: Royal Post serves pork to Muslim employees

I assume the vegetarians were also upset.


MUSLIM Royal Mail workers blasted the company for including pork in its seemingly meat-free Christmas lunch options.

Staff at Birmingham’s Aston sorting office were treated to a festive buffet for their efforts throughout the year.

But the gesture backfired when Muslim workers realised the scotch eggs contained pork.

The party food favourite was one of the options available to vegetarians and those from religious backgrounds who were unable to eat meat.

This included around 15 Muslims who were invited to the festive buffet.

One worker said both he and his colleagues were “very angry” and labelled an offer of a free cup of tea from the Royal Mail to make up as a “joke”.

“It’s totally against our religion to eat pork so we were all clearly upset and angry when we found out that we had eaten it,” the worker of 20 years said.

“Some of us became suspicious that the scotch eggs contained pork, and when it was confirmed we were really upset.

“We asked the catering staff what was in them and they told us that it was, in fact, pork.

“Management admitted the error and offered us a free cup of tea in return, which was just a joke.”

A spokesman for Royal Mail said an apology had been issued for the “genuine mistake”.


Source: Birmingham Mail (English)

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