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Principle 2: Fair Conditions

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Precarity and overwork are mitigated (one additional point)

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Principle 3: Fair Contracts

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Clear terms and conditions are available (one point)

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Contracts are consistent with the workers’ terms of engagement on the platform (one additional point)

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Principle 4: Fair Management

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There is due process for decisions affecting workers (one point)

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There is equity in the management process (one additional point)

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Principle 5: Fair Representation

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There is collective governance or bargaining (one additional point)

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Notes

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 0 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.

Find out more about the principles used to calculate this score.


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There are systems to promote on time payments and to mitigate unfair rejections of work

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There is a policy and a system to promote payment above local minimum wages

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There is a health and safety policy which also affirms workers’ right to refuse unsafe work

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There is a policy affirming workers’ right to freedom of association, and to elect independent representatives