One man’s seven minute video clip about his Pilgrimage to Mecca … very good video to watch.
Do you work for a company or live in a country where Islam is not the dominant religion, and where the annual Pilgrimage to Mecca is not seen as an important and divine journey? If the answer is no, you should consistently lobby for Hajj benefits.
There are global examples that you can give. For example, in Malaysia, the pilgrimage to Mecca by Malaysian Muslims has been superbly organized and facilitated by Tabung Haji, and every year, thousands of Malaysian Muslims make the spiritual journey to Mecca. Most (including Government workers / civil servants) are granted paid leave for the whole duration of their stay in Mecca as well as other benefits such as low-rate loans to finance their trip.
Lobby for your rights. Your Government and employer must be made to understand the importance of this religious duty.