Welfare cheque plan with possible postal strike

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – With the possibility again of a postal strike, the City of Cornwall has released a plan to make sure welfare recipients in Cornwall and SD&G get their cheques.

The plan, announced Monday by the regional administrator for benefits, will go ahead regardless of whether there’s a strike.

People normally serviced by the Cornwall office can pick up their Ontario Works cheque or drug and dental cards Wednesday or Thursday at the Benson Center from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

For Alexandria, the pickup will be Wednesday and Thursday at the Alexandria office from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

In Winchester, it’s Wednesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Winchester office.

In order to pick up your cheque or benefit cards you will need to have identification, like a birth certificate, health card or driver’s licence.

Direct deposit will not be affected.

Meantime, EBay Canada called on businesses to write Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging the PM to legislate an end to the Canada Postal labour dispute.

Talks between both sides continued through the weekend and CUPW has agreed to delay it’s work-to-rule campaign by a day in hopes of reaching a deal.