House cleaners hired via the app Helpling are temporary workers and must be given paid sick leave and compensation if they lose their jobs, Amsterdam appeals court found on Tuesday. But the court, however, stopped short of including them in the collective agreement for cleaners which would have treated them as permanent workers. Trade union FNV brought the case together with a cleaner, in 2019, arguing that the app is an employer and must pay its cleaners accordingly. The app, launched in 2012, allows households looking for domestic help to search its database for cleaners.