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Principle 2: Fair Conditions

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Actively improves working conditions (one additional point)

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Principle 5: Fair Representation

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There are worker voice mechanisms and freedom of association (one point)

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There is a collective body of workers that is recognised, and that can undertake collective representation and 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 a first point to be awarded corresponding to the first threshold, and an additional second point to be awarded corresponding to the second threshold. The second point under each Principle can only be awarded if the first point for that Principle has been awarded.


An explanation of how we assess platforms against these principles and the information and evidence that we gather and analyse when we make our assessment can be found here.

The above scores should be read in conjunction with these explanatory notes.

Platforms are awarded a point where there is verifiable evidence to demonstrate that the platform has achieved the relevant threshold. A blank score therefore means that there was no verifiable evidence to award a point.

A platform can therefore receive a maximum Fairwork Score of ten points.

Fairwork scores are updated on a yearly basis.

An explanation of the conditions that need to be met for a threshold to be achieved can be found here.


1.1

There is evidence of a documented policy for a minimum hourly wage that is in excess of the minimum wage in Germany.

1.2

Earnings on the platform are above the local minimum wage after taking into account of work-related costs.

2.1

There is a documented policy that ensures clients on the platform agree to protect workers’ health and safety in compliance with German regulations.

3.1

Terms and conditions are available to workers in a clear and accessible format.

3.2

Contracts genuine reflect the nature of the relationship (employee).

4.1

There is a process through which workers can communicate with the platform and raise issues. In the event of the contract being terminated, the platform interface is still available for appeal.

4.2

There is a policy in place to prevent discrimination against people from disadvantaged backgrounds.