The Saskatchewan government is preparing for the possibility of a Canada Post strike beginning on Saturday.
The Ministry of Social Services has a plan in place to make sure clients and service providers who don’t receive direct deposit get their cheques. That includes people who use the Saskatchewan assistance program, transitional employment allowance, Saskatchewan assured income for disability, child and family programs, and community living.
Cheques can be picked up at ministry service centres. Information on where and when cheques will be available will be posted online after Thursday.
The Ministry of Finance is also issuing a reminder ahead of the possible strike that Saskatchewan businesses can pay their consumption taxes a number of ways.
Businesses that use the Saskatchewan Electronic Tax Services can file as normal. Businesses that aren’t registered can go to the ministry’s website and click on the E-file logo where they can file the return using a code. Businesses can also sign up for email notifications should the strike continue.
Tax returns will also be accepted at the ministry’s offices in Regina and Saskatoon.