“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:
- 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.
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.
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.