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“Squeeze days” for technical and administrative staff

Technical and administrative staff who are covered by the flexitime agreement get a day off on ‘squeeze days’ between a public holiday and a weekend. Working hours are also reduced on certain days prior to public holidays.

You are only entitled to a day off on a squeeze day if you work flexitime.

An example of a squeeze day is 30 April if it falls on a Monday, since 1 May is a public holiday. If 30 April instead falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, it is not a day off. Instead, you work reduced hours. 

  • Working hours are reduced by 4 hours on Twelfth Night and All Hallows’ Eve (in Sweden, the Friday between 30 October and 5 November). The same applies to 23 December if it falls on a Friday.
     
  • Working hours are reduced by 2 hours on Maundy Thursday.

For part-time employees, working hours are reduced in proportion to their total working hours.

Public holidays are always days off, as are:

Overview of days off and shortened working days 2017, in Swedish (PDF, 13 kB, new window)

Overview of days off and shortened working days 2016, in Swedish (PDF, 7 kB, new window)

National Day compensation

At Lund University, the National Days which fall on a Saturday or Sunday are compensated through so-called squeeze days according to the flexitime agreement.

In the years when the National Day falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, the Monday or Friday respectively are considered squeeze days (days off work). This compensates for the years in which the National Day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday.

 

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Telephone: +46 (0)46-222 00 00 (switchboard)
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