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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.

Overview of days off and shortened working days 2021, in Swedish (PDF, 245 kB, new tab)  

Overview of days off and shortened working days 2020, in Swedish (PDF, 61 kB, new tab)

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

Remember that working hours are only reduced if you are scheduled to work on that day. Employees who have fixed part-time working hours are not compensated for a work-free day that falls on a day when the working hours are reduced or have so-called ordinary working hours of 0.

Read more about flexitime for technical and administrative staff

If you work fixed part-time hours the simple flexitime form is to be used, where the ordinary working hours for the month are filled out manually based on the day/days you have off.

Manual flexitime form for reporting working hours (PDF, 9 kB, new tab)

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.


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