Definition of Klämdag
The Swedish klämdag refers to a working day that falls between two work-free days. For example, Sweden’s National Day (June 6) is a work-free day. If it – the National Day – falls on a Thursday, then you get the Friday off (a klämdag) because Saturday is also a work-free day.
Everyone is entitled to the following days off:
- Ascension Day (Kristi himmelsfärdsdag)
- National Day (Nationaldagen)
- Midsummer’s Eve (Midsommarafton)
- Christmas Eve (Julafton)
- New Year’s Eve (Nyårsafton)
Reduction in Working Hours for Technical and Administrative Staff
Technical and administrative staff are entitled to a reduction in working hours on certain days. The hours shown in the table apply to those who work full-time. If you work part-time, the reduction in working hours is proportionate to the extent (the percentage) of your employment: i.e., if you are employed 20 or 25 or 75 percent, etc.
|Working Day||According to
the agreement Villkorsavtalet
|According to the local DU agreement (lokalt
|Trettondagsafton (January 5)||4 h||4 h|
|Skärtorsdag||2 h||2 h|
|April 30 that falls on a|
|a) Monday||2 h||6 h||8 h|
|b) Tuesday - Thursday||2 h||2 h|
|c) Friday||4 h||4 h|
|Friday after Kristi himmelsfärdsdag||8 h||8 h|
|National Day*||8 h||8 h|
|The day before Alla helgons dag||4 h||4 h|
|December 23 that falls on a Friday||4 h||4 h||8 h|
* If the National Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, you can take a day off on another day in the month of June upon agreement with your immediate manager.
Example: Part-Time Employees
If you work a 50 percent contract, on Trettondagsafton (January 5) you are eligible for a two-hour reduction in your working hours – that is to say, half of the four hours to which a full-time employee is entitled. If you have questions about this, contact the Office of Human Resources.