Fairwork Foundation

The Fairwork Foundation is a project that is working to set and measure standards in the platform economy.

The Fairwork Foundation collaborates with workers, trade unions, platforms, and policymakers to develop core principles of fair work and undertakes research to evaluate whether platforms meet those standards. Additionally, the foundation aims to create a certification scheme, reduce the information asymmetry between workers, firms and consumers, and improve the working conditions of people employed in the platform economy. Additionally, the foundation has created a certification scheme for platforms in India and South Africa, assigning scores in the areas of pay, conditions, contracts, management and representation to platforms. As a result, each platform is given a score out of a maximum of 10 points. The foundation also aims to reduce the information asymmetry between workers, firms and consumers, and improve the working conditions of people employed in the platform economy.

Metadata

  • Initiative
  • Code of conduct, standards
  • EU 27, Other
  • Research institute
  • Yes
  • no specific sector focus
  • income, information asymmetry
  • English
  • 2021
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