Finland’s Labour Council says that it regards food couriers as employees, not entrepreneurs.

The council, which operates under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, released a statement on Thursday afternoon supporting the legal position of food couriers as employees rather than freelancers..

“Although the opinions of the labour council are non-binding, they nevertheless offer important guidelines. The positions of thousands of people working in the platform economy in Finland are affected by the council’s position,” said Minister of Labour Tuula Haatainen in the press release.