La Pájara ( Spain )

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Principle 1: Fair Pay


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


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



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.


There are policies in place to protect workers from task-specific risks, including insurance and the provision of protective equipment. Extensive training is also provided and paid for.


There was evidence that La Pájara provides safety nets for riders. Workers are provided paid sick, holiday, and parental leave options.


Employment contractual clauses are clear, transparent, and accessible to the worker, and the Spanish Rider Law is applied.


The contract does not impose unfair clauses which unreasonably exclude liability on the part of the platform and reinforces workers’ capacity to raise a grievance.


There is an effective communication channel between the worker and the platform, and there is a documented process to appeal decisions affecting workers.


The platform has implemented new policies to protect workers against any form of discrimination, and it has taken active steps to remove barriers to access by people from disadvantaged groups.


The platform recognizes workers’ representation, and there is a documented policy assuring freedom of association and the expression of collective worker voice.


The platform supports democratic governance: it is a cooperative with collective decisions defined for all its workers through direct participation in decision making.