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SweepSouth ( South Africa )

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Principle 1: Fair Pay

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

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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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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

The vast majority of workers earned at least minimum wage after costs.

2.1

SweepSouth mitigated task specific risks to workers including COVID-related risks.

2.2

SweepSouth provided an upskilling initiative.

3.1

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

4.1

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

4.2

SweepSouth had a policy promoting equality, divesity and inclusion.

5.1

SweepSouth implemented new channels of communication that facilitate freedom of association and the expression of collective worker voice.

5.2

SweepSouth publicly committed to engage in collective bargaining.

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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

Basic measures are in place to mitigate task-specific risks, including a health and safety policy and support line.

2.2

There are initiatives to actively improve conditions for workers, including providing death and disability insurance.

3.1

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

4.1

There is due process for decisions affecting workers, in SweepSouth’s terms and conditions and through their interface.

4.2

SweepSouth seeks to provide equity in the management process by including marginalised groups, and ensuring non-discrimination towards worker.

5.1

There are multiple mechanisms for the expression of worker voice, including digital groups, and demonstrated responsiveness to issues raised.

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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 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 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 are policies to minimise the risks to workers while at a client’s location, as well as a reporting process.

2.2

There is insurance provided to cover workers that is paid for by the platform.

3.1

The terms and conditions are clear and accessible to workers through the app.

4.1

There is a process through which workers can communicate with the platform and raise issues.

5.1

There are regular voice mechanisms, including representatives to provide feedback