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

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. You can read more about what applies to you here. 

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’. 

National Day Compensation

At Lund University, 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.


Please contact your line manager or the human resources officer within your department/faculty or equivalent.