Rankings Guide

Rankings Guide2019-04-30T15:06:59+01:00

1. Fair Pay

1.1 – Pays at least the local minimum wage

  • Irrespective of the employment status of the worker, workers earn at least a local minimum wage, or there is a policy which requires payment above this level

1.2 – Pays the minimum wage, including costs

  • 1.1 achieved
  • Workers earn at least the local minimum wage after work-related costs, or there is a policy which requires payment above this level

2. Fair Conditions

2.1 – Mitigates task-specific risks

  • There are policies to protect workers from the risks that arise from the processes of work

2.2 – Actively improves working conditions

  • 2.1 achieved
  • There are proactive measures to protect and promote the health and safety of workers or improve working conditions

3. Fair Contracts

3.1 – Clear terms and conditions are available

  • The terms and conditions are transparent, concise, and provided to workers in an accessible form

3.2 – Genuinely reflects the nature of the employment relationship

  • 3.1 achieved
  • The party contracting with the worker must be subject to local law and must be identified in the contact. If workers are genuinely self employed, the terms of service are free of clauses which unreasonably exclude liability on the part of the platform

4. Fair Management

4.1 – Provides due process for decisions affecting workers

  • There is a documented process through which workers can be heard, can appeal decisions affecting them, and be informed of the reasons behind those decisions. There is a clear channel of communication to workers involving the ability to appeal management decisions or deactivation

4.2 – Evidence of equity and/or informed consent for data collection

  • 4.1 achieved
  • Two options for awarding 4.2.
    • First, there is an identifiable and documented policy that ensures equity in the way workers are managed on a platform
    • Second, data collection is documented with a clear purpose and explicit informed consent

5. Fair Representation

5.1 – Includes freedom of association and worker voice mechanisms

  • There is a documented process through which worker voice can be expressed. There is no evidence of freedom of association being prevented by the platform. There is no evidence that platforms refuse to communicate with designated representatives of workers

5.2 – Recognises collective body that can undertake collective representation and bargaining

  • 5.1 achieved
  • There is a collective body that is publicly recognised and the platform is prepared to cooperate with collective representation and bargaining (or publicly states to recognise a collective body where none yet exist)

For further information about the awarding of points, the scoring methodology can be found here.