The BC government says arrangements are being made to ensure residents continue to receive cheques and critical documents in the event of a Canada Post labour disruption.
There could be a mail strike or lockout next week.
The government says it may use the BC Mail-Plus Service to reduce the impacts.
“BC Mail Plus provides mail distribution services for the B.C. public sector, including schools, health authorities, Crown corporations and municipalities. BC Mail Plus will consult with customers on a case-by-case basis to find ways to reduce impacts of a Canada Post strike on British Columbians,” says a government release.
British Columbians who receive government funds by direct deposit will not be affected by the labour action and will continue to receive payments.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers issued strike notice to Canada Post Tuesday.
The 50,000 member union has said rotating strikes will begin Monday if agreements aren’t reached with the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers bargaining units.