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MEDIA ADVISORY: WCB Sets up Cheque Distribution Centres for Benefit Recipients

WHO:              Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia 
                       
WHAT:            Response to postal service disruption at Canada Post
                       
WHEN:            Tuesday, June 7th
                        
WHERE:         16 locations across Nova Scotia A detailed list of distribution centres, their locations, hours of operation, search information by postal code, and identification required for cheque pick up.

CUPW workers at Canada Post have begun a series of rotating strikes. Like many organizations, the WCB is working to minimize the impact of any mail service disruption on workers and employers across Nova Scotia.

Our main priority is to ensure workers and their families are able to continue to receive benefits during this time, with minimal inconvenience and delay.

To that end, in partnership with a number of institutions across the province, 16 distribution centres will be operational on Tuesday, June 7th, where benefit cheques, normally sent through the mail, will be available for pick up.

The WCB will call benefit recipients to let them know their cheque is at the centre and awaiting pick up.

Find specifics about where and when workers can pick up cheques, what identification is required, and a list of Q&As. Ads will also run on June 7 in the province’s two main daily papers.

People with questions are encouraged to visit the WCB’s website wcb.ns.ca. or to call toll-free 1-800-870-3331.

FOR LOCAL RADIO USE:
Due to the rotating strikes at Canada Post, the WCB has made alternate plans to ensure workers continue to receive their benefit payments.

Distribution centres have been established around Nova Scotia for cheque pick up. In the [INSERT LOCAL AREA HERE] area, benefits are available at [INSERT LOCAL INFORMATION ON CENTRE(S) HERE]

Benefit recipients will be called when their cheque is available for pickup.

Please visit wcb.ns.ca for your cheque pick up location and identification requirements.  Or call the WCB at 1-800-870-3331 for more information.

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For more information, contact:

Joanne Elliott
Communications Advisor
Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
p: 902-491-8103
c: 902-220-0616
joanne.elliott@wcb.gov.ns.ca