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M4Jam ( South Africa )

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Principle 3: Fair Contracts

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Does not impose unfair contract terms (one additional point)

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Principle 5: Fair Representation

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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.


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The vast majority of workers earned a living wage after costs.

1.2

The vast majority of workers earned a living wage after costs.

2.1

There was a documented policy to protect workers from task-specific risks, including insurance for task-related injury.

2.2

M4Jam provided additional training opportunities and COVID payouts.

3.1

Terms and conditions were clear, transparent and accessible to the worker, and subject to the law of South Africa.

4.1

There was a transparent communications process, including for workers to understand and appeal disciplinary decisions.

4.2

M4Jam incorporated equality, diversity and inclusion strategies through its social upliftment activities.

5.1

M4Jam had mechanisms to facilitate freedom of association and the expression of collective worker voice.

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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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The contract genuinely reflects the nature of the employment relationship (one additional point)

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Principle 5: Fair Representation

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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 are paid above minimum wage.

1.2

Workers are paid above minimum wage after costs.

2.1

There are basic measures in place to mitigate task specific risks.

3.1

The terms and conditions are clear and continually accessible to workers.

4.1

M4Jam provides due process for decisions affecting workers, with a clear policy and appeals channels.

4.2

There are policies and practices to promote equity, including by extending opportunities to the most marginalised communities.

5.1

M4Jam has mechanisms for the expression of worker voice, including digital groups.