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Working hours and holidays

Working hours

All employees at the Faculty of Engineering are covered by Lund University's central agreement regarding flexible working hours, with the exception of cleaners, teachers and animal maintenance staff, for whom separate agreements apply.

Flexible hours

The standard working hours for full-time employees is 8 hours per day. A lunch break is not included in the working hours.

The flexible hours for full-time employees are between 07.00-09.00 in the morning and 15.00-19.00 in the afternoon. A lunch break may be taken at any time between 11.30 and 13.30.

Public holidays

Public holidays are days off from work, and are known in Sweden as 'red days'.  The public holidays observed at Lund University include:

  • New Year's Day (1 January)
  • Good Friday and Easter Monday (varies year to year)
  • First of May (1 May)
  • Sweden's national day (6 June)
  • Midsummer's Eve (always a Friday in June)
  • Christmas Eve (24 December)
  • Christmas Day (25 December)
  • Boxing Day (26 December)
  • New Year’s Eve

Reduced working hours

For full-time employees the working hours on certain days are reduced by the number of hours shown in the list below. For part-time employees, the working hours are reduced in proportion to their total working hours.

  • Twelfth Night: 4 hours
  • Maundy Thursday: 2 hours
  • 30 April when it is a
    • Monday–Thursday: 2 hours
    • Friday: 4 hours
  • The Friday of the first weekend in November (All Hallow’s Eve): 4 hours
  • 23 December when it is a Friday: 4 hours

Please note! Time off in lieu is not given for public holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday.

"Squeeze days"

A "squeeze day", or "klämdag" as it's called in Swedish, can be seen as a bonus holiday, and is a day that is squeezed in between a public holiday and another day off or weekend. For instance, if a public holiday falls on a Tuesday, then the Monday is given as a holiday as well.

Not all employees are entitled to take squeeze days off - check with your manager or supervisor if you are unsure of what applies to you.