Clickworker ( Cloudwork )

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Principle 1: Fair Pay


Workers are paid on time and for all completed work (one point)


Workers are paid at least the local minimum wage (one additional point)

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Principle 2: Fair Conditions


Precarity and overwork are mitigated (one additional point)

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Principle 3: Fair Contracts


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

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Principle 4: Fair Management


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

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Principle 5: Fair Representation


There is collective governance or 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 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.


There is a process to vet jobs for risks to workers before posting, and a contractual undertaking not to publish jobs that give rise to special risks. There is a data privacy policy in line with GDPR provisions


Clear terms and conditions are available, and do not require workers to waive rights to reasonable legal recourse against the platform


Workers can communicate with a human representative of the platform, and can appeal unfair management decisions through the Crowdsourcing Code of Conduct’s Ombuds Office


Workers have access to independent representation and dispute resolution through the Crowdsourcing Code of Conduct’s Ombuds Office