Principle 1: Fair Pay
Guarantees workers earn the minimum wage plus costs (one additional point)
Principle 2: Fair Conditions
Mitigates task-specific risks (one point)
Actively improves working conditions (one additional point)
Principle 3: Fair Contracts
Clear terms and conditions are available (one point)
The contract genuinely reflects the nature of the employment relationship (one additional point)
Principle 4: Fair Management
There is due process for decisions affecting workers (one point)
There is equity in the management process (one additional point)
Principle 5: Fair Representation
There are worker voice mechanisms and freedom of association (one point)
There is a collective body of workers that is recognised, and that can undertake collective representation and bargaining (one additional point)
The Fairwork Scoring System entails that each Fairwork Principle is divided into two thresholds. Accordingly, for each Principle, the scoring system allows one ‘basic point’ to be awarded corresponding to the first threshold, and an additional ‘advanced point’ to be awarded corresponding to the second threshold. The advanced point under each Principle can only be awarded if the basic point for that Principle has been awarded. The thresholds specify the evidence required for a platform to receive a given point.
Platforms are only awarded a point when there is evidence to show that the platform fulfils the threshold set in a Principle. As such, a null score means either there was no verifiable evidence to award a point or the platform failed to fulfil the given threshold. A platform can therefore receive a maximum Fairwork Score of ten points. Fairwork scores are updated on a yearly basis.