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Contractors & Self-Represented Workers Co-Operative Limited

"A fair day's pay for a fair day's work."

It's time your voice is heard!

Every contractor and self-employed worker knows, over the past 20 years prices for your labour has barely increased, yet prices you have to pay for the things you need have risen many fold over that time. No-one seems to recognise the issues and costs you have in running your business…

What would happen if you tried to include the following costs in your quotes?

  • 4-weeks Annual Leave
  • 2-weeks Sick Pay
  • 2-weeks Public Holiday Pay
  • Long Service Leave
  • Compassionate Leave
  • 9.5% Superannuation
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Time lost due to;
    • Book Keeping
    • Other Office Work
    • Quoting
    • Job not ready
    • Wet or Extreme Weather
    • Breakdowns
  • Cost of your Tools
  • Replacement of Tools
  • Car Expenses:
    • Fuel
    • Registration
    • Insurance
    • Servicing & Repairs
  • Telephone & Internet
  • Late Payments
  • False Disputes
  • Non-payment
  • Liquidated Damages
  • Sickness & Accident Insurance
  • Redundancy

If you complain, who listens?
On your own you have virtually no voice with the public, hirers or government.
By banding together within a Nationwide Collective, the CSR Workers Co-op will provide the vehicle by which;
Your voice will be heard LOUD AND CLEAR!

More Members = Higher Impact

The CSR Workers Co-op is a “Not for Profit” organisation which recognises that independent Self-Employed Workers and Self-Represented Workers are doing it tough and are not properly represented by any industry body. Even if you are a member of another organisation, stand together with us as we work collectively towards improving your working circumstances.

Change is Necessary

WE NEED YOU! Your membership will help the CSR Workers Co-op to have the impact to influence changes at Government level.

Our Objectives for Change

  • To achieve prompt payment for your work after completion.
  • To achieve priority of payment if your hirer becomes insolvent or bankrupt.
  • To ensure you are recognized as an independent operator under law.
  • To get Recognition of the costs of a self-employed worker.
  • To ensure that 457 temporary visas do not cost your job or fair contract rates.
  • To achieve recognition and accomplish changes for other issues adversely affecting you.

What other changes would help you?

Members Benefits We Aspire to Provide You

  • Easy to Understand Education Resources

    Easy to understand CSR Workers Co-op seminars and resources will make it easier to deal with the ever-changing laws and regulations affecting your business on issues like; GST and other Tax Compliance, Superannuation, Business record keeping, Other Legal issues and Acquiring banking services & loan facilities.
  • Access to Standard Business Forms

    Standard forms featuring the Co-Op logo and your membership, such as Contract Forms, Quotation Forms, Invoice Forms, plus much more...
  • Sales & Marketing Services

    Help to promote your business services through the CSR Workers Co-op database accessible to your potential clients.
  • Discounted Insurance Packages

    Provide discounted business insurance which cuts through all the jargon and exactly matches your business needs.
  • Interact with Builders, Hirers & Other Parties

    Negotiate with various parties, working towards reaching the goal of a 'Fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work'.
  • Discounts on Business Costs

    Provide you with discounts from a large number of suppliers such as; Vehicle fleet discounts, Telephone plan discounts, Trade discounts from trade and other suppliers, plus much more...

What other services would help you?

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Improve your business & your lifestyle for around the cost of a cup of coffee a week.

CSR Workers Co-Op members are part of a strong collective voice for self-employed and unrepresented workers and for a small, tax deductible (if work related) membership fee, you can join us and help change your working circumstances.


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