Postal strike would not affect workers comp
The Workers Compensation Board of P.E.I. says it will deliver cheques to clients in the event of a postal strike.
"We do have a plan in place to ensure workers who do rely on the postal service, that they will receive their benefit cheques," Tammy Turner, director of corporate services , told CBC News Tuesday.
Turner said in the event of a strike, pick up locations will be established across the province, and those sites will be posted on the Workers Compensation web page.
"Our priority is to make sure our workers receive their benefit cheques in a timely manner," she said.
Letters have already gone out assuring people they will receive their money on time.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers must give 72 hours notice of a strike, which it has not done. Canada Post presented a new contract proposal Sunday, which the union said includes important compromises. Negotiations are continuing.