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Reduced working hours and non-working days for technical and administrative staff

This page provides information about reduced working hours and non-working days for technical and administrative staff.

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Technical and administrative staff have reduced working hours on certain days. Those covered by the flexitime agreement also get a non-working day on ‘squeeze days’ between a public holiday and a weekend. 

Reduced working hours

Regular working hours are reduced on certain days of the year in accordance with the agreement on terms of employment. The table below provides an overview of which days this applies to and the reduction in working hours.  

  • Twelfth Night: 4 hours 
  • Maundy Thursday: 2 hours
  • If 30 April falls on a     
    • a) Monday-Thursday: 2 hours 2
    • b) Friday: 4 hours
  • Day before All Saints’ Day: 4 hours
  • If the 23 December falls on a Friday: 4 hours

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

Weekends and public holidays are always non-working days, as are: 

  • Midsummer’s Eve
  • Christmas Eve 
  • New Year’s Eve

Remember that working hours are only reduced if you are scheduled to work on that day. Your working hours will not be affected if a non-working day or shortened day falls on a day that you are not scheduled to work. 

Read more about flexitime registration for fixed part-time working hours

’Squeeze days’

If you are covered by the flexitime agreement, you are also entitled to a non-working day on ’squeeze days’. A ‘squeeze day’ is a working day (Monday to Friday) which falls in between two non-working days. 

For example, if 1 May falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, then Monday or Friday will be a ‘squeeze day’. 

Non working days and reduced working hours in 2024

DateReason for reduced working hours
Monday 1 January (non working day)New Year´s Day
Friday 5 January (0,5 working day*)Twelfth Night
Thursday 28 March (0,75 working day*)Maundy Thursday
Friday 29 March (non working day)Good Friday (public holiday)
Monday 1 April (non working day)Easter Monday (public holiday)
Tuesday 30 April (0,75 working day*)May Day Eve
Wednesday 1 May (non working day)May Day, 1 May (public holiday)
Thursday 9 maj (non working day)Day of Ascension of Christ (public holiday)
Friday 10 May (non working day)"Squeeze day"
Thursday 6 June (non working day)National Day (public holiday)
Friday 7 June (non working day)"Squeeze day"
Friday 21 June (non working day)Midsummer´s Eve
Friday 1 November (0,5 working day*)Day before All Saints’ Day
Monday 23 December (non working day)"Squeeze day"
Tuesday 24 December (non working day)Christmas Eve
Wednesday  25 December (non working day)Christmas Day (public holiday)
Thursday 26 December (non working day)Boxing Day (public holiday)
Friday 27 December (non working day)"Squeeze day"
Monday 30 December (non working day)"Squeeze day"
Tuesday 31 December (non working day)New Year´s Eve

* for those working full time

National Day Compensation

Lund University has an agreement with the employee organisations whereby the National Days which fall on a Saturday or Sunday are compensated through ‘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’ (non-working days).

This compensates for the years in which the National Day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday.


Contact your line manager or the HR function at your organisational unit if you have any questions concerning employment or your organisational unit’s procedures for HR matters.