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Haldimand-Norfolk Social Services Prepares for Possible Canada Post Work Stoppage

SIMCOE, ON – June 28th, 2016 – Haldimand-Norfolk Social Services is preparing for the possibility of a disruption in service due to work stoppage by Canada Post. Around 50,000 Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members from across Canada could be locked out or strike if an agreement is not reached by the end of June.

A postal work stoppage is particularly challenging for Social Services as some of their clients receive their monthly social assistance cheques by mail.

In the event of a postal strike, the monthly social assistance cheque for August 2016 will be available for pick up as of July 27th at the following locations:

For Haldimand residents:

117 Forest St. E Dunnville, ON

For Norfolk residents:

12 Gilbertson Dr. Simcoe, ON

Pick up times will be between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Please bring photo ID with you.

If the work stoppage continues into late August, clients are asked to contact their case managers or visit hnss.org for further information about cheque pick up for September 2016.

For cheque pick up for other benefits such as Medical, Travel or Employment Assistance, clients are asked to contact their case managers to plan for pick up.

July benefits have been mailed and include a July Drug Benefit Card which will be honored at all pharmacies throughout the work stoppage. Clients are asked to retain this card in the event of a postal strike.

For more information, please visit hnss.org or phone 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623

 

For further information contact:

Heidy Van Dyk

Manager, Social Services & Housing

Haldimand-Norfolk Social Services

519-426-6170 / 905-318-6623 ext.3122

[email protected]