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Employment conditions - 14.06.2022 klo 08.30

Midsummer checklist

Compensation for working on Midsummer Eve varies from one collective agreement to the next. Photo: Hannele Pohjanpalo-Sampio

Are you working during Midsummer? Read this list for salary changes during Midsummer and other useful information.

If you were working over Midsummer, your salary will be calculated in different ways for each day of the holiday.

Midsummer Day

Salaries will be paid with a 100% increase for Midsummer Day.

Midsummer Eve

Compensation for working on Midsummer Eve varies from one collective agreement to the next.

  • In the commercial sector, salespersonnel and store employees are paid a salary bonus for public holiday eves, equivalent to the Saturday bonus, for work done after 6 pm when the store has been open after 6 pm. The supplement is correspondingly paid to other professional groups for work related to sales work.
  • In the hotel and restaurant sector, a salary increase of 50% will be paid for work completed after 15.00. Any evening and night bonuses as well as the supplement paid to the representative of a licence holder will be similarly increased.
  • In the facilities services sector, work done on Midsummer Eve is compensated with a 100% salary increase.
  • In the guarding sector, work on Midsummer Eve is similarly compensated with a 100% salary increase.
  • In pharmacies, any work done after 12.00 will be compensated with a holiday eve supplement of € 4,01 per hour.

Other sectors: check your collective agreement.

Annual leave

When calculating annual leave, Midsummer Eve or Midsummer Day are never considered days of leave.

Working hour systems

Different industries use different working hour systems, with different implications for weekday public holidays. This means that the work roster may mark a weekday public holiday as day off or an annual leave day if you are not scheduled to work on that day. More information on the different systems for different sectors is available here, in the compilation of information on working and salary bonuses around the end of the year.

The article was published for the first time 21.6.2017, after which it has been updated annually. Latest update 24.6.2021 concerns the information in the commercial sector and pharmacies.