SERVICE UNION UNITED (Pam) on Thursday announced it has asked a district court to rule on the case of one of its members who had worked as a courier for Wolt, a Finnish food delivery platform.

The legal action was submitted to the District Court of Helsinki on Thursday.

Pam revealed in a press release that the action revolves around the question of whether the courier can be viewed to have had an employment relationship with Wolt. Another key question is linked to the receivables the courier is, according to its interpretation, entitled to under the working hours and annual holidays acts.

“Pam and our members who have worked as food couriers view that the case meets the essential elements of an employment relationship and that the member had had a factual employment relationship with Wolt,” commented Arja Pohjola, the legal manager at Pam.