“Squeeze days” for technical and administrative staff
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:
- Easter Eve
- Midsummer Eve
- Christmas Eve
- New Year’s Eve
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.