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Bolt ( South Africa )

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Principle 1: Fair Pay

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Guarantees workers earn at least the local minimum wage after costs (one point)

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Guarantees workers earn at least a local living wage after costs (one additional point)

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Principle 2: Fair Conditions

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Actively improves working conditions (one additional point)

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Principle 3: Fair Contracts

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Provides clear and transparent terms and conditions (one point)

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Does not impose unfair contract terms (one additional point)

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Principle 4: Fair Management

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Provides due process for decisions affecting workers (one point)

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Prevents discrimination and promotes equity (one additional point)

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Principle 5: Fair Representation

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Includes freedom of association and worker voice mechanisms (one point)

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Recognises collective body 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 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.


2.1

There was a documented policy to protect workers from task-specific risks, including insurance and the provision of protective equipment. Bolt had also introduced a Women Only option for drivers and users.

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Principle 1: Fair Pay

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Guarantees workers earn the minimum wage plus costs (one additional point)

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Principle 2: Fair Conditions

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Mitigates task-specific risks (one point)

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Actively improves working conditions (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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The contract genuinely reflects the nature of the employment relationship (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 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 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.


1.1

Workers earned above minimum wage.

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Principle 2: Fair Conditions

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Actively improves working conditions (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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The contract genuinely reflects the nature of the employment relationship (one additional point)

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Principle 4: Fair Management

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There is equity in the management process or informed consent for data collection (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 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.


1.1

Workers earn above the minimum hourly wage in South Africa.

1.2

Workers earn above the minimum hourly wage in South Africa after taking into account costs.

2.1

There is evidence of documented policies for driver-related safety.

4.1

There is a documented process for workers to appeal of decisions.