There may be a disruption in postal services across Canada as soon as July 2nd, 2016 and the CBC has advised us on some options aimed at making sure freelance contributors who currently receive their paycheques in the mail can make alternate arrangements. The options, explained below, include arranging for direct deposit, having cheques sent to a CBC location of the freelancer’s choice, or having a cheque couriered to them at their own expense.
For those of you who commission or do contract work with freelancers, please make sure they are aware of these options as well by directing them to this post. If you have any questions, please direct them to Freelance Branch President Don Genova at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Note to freelance contributors from CBC/Radio-Canada
Re: Postal labour dispute
In the event of a Canada Post work stoppage, there are a few options you should be aware of:
Following the Canada Post service disruption, any cheques sent to a CBC/Radio-Canada office that remain unclaimed will be mailed to your home address.
Pay stubs for those of you who have opted for direct deposit will be kept at the SSC office from July 1st until Canada Post has settled with its employees, at which time all of the pay stubs will be mailed to your home address.
Although these measures may appear to be unnecessary given that a strike has not been called, the CBC/Radio-Canada’s payroll services are taking these pro-active steps to avoid any delays in payments to performers and freelancers who have provided services to CBC/Radio-Canada. If you have any questions, please contact the CBC/Radio-Canada Shared Services Centre at 1-866-999-7888 or by e-mail at email@example.com .