How can we measure whether gig work is fair work?
The Fairwork initiative has developed a framework of decent work standards for the gig economy. This was based on a review of existing standards that was then developed further at workshops in Berlin, Geneva, Bangalore, and Johannesburg.
The workshops condensed the standards into five principles, each with two thresholds of fairness (see Table 1). The initial threshold is a floor underneath which working conditions should not fall. The secondary threshold is a more aspirational target. Each carries a weight of one point; and so gig economy platforms can be awarded […]