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Principle 1: Fair Pay

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Workers are paid at least the local minimum wage (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 5: Fair Representation

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Workers have access to representation, and freedom of association (one point)

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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

2.1

There are comprehensive content standards and a process for violations to be flagged. There is a privacy policy in line with GDPR provisions. Research posted on the platform must be approved by the relevant research ethics body

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The Terms and Conditions state that workers can appeal any decisions and provide instructions on how to do so

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The Terms and Conditions state that workers can appeal any decisions and provide instructions on how to do so

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There is an anti-discrimination policy in the Terms and Conditions