The designated operator of Israel, Israel Postal Company, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, due to the security situation, there have been interruptions and delays in the distribution and collection of mail (letter post, parcels and EMS) in the south of Israel since Saturday, 4 May 2019.

Israel Postal Company thanks all member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will update them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.

From: UPU.EmIS                                                     
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2019 8:55 AM
Subject: Switzerland – Partial disruption of postal services
Importance: High

The designated operator of Switzerland, Swiss Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that heavy snowfall is affecting delivery in the Alpine region of the Canton of Graubünden, in the eastern part of Switzerland. Closed roads and strong avalanche warnings are making it difficult or even impossible to deliver postal items in postcode areas 72xx, 73xx, 75xx, 76xx and 77xx. It is currently not possible to predict when normal postal operations will resume as the snowfall is expected to continue over the next few days.

Swiss Post thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will inform them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.

 

Update 1/18/19:  Further to EmIS 7/2019, the designated operator of Switzerland, Swiss Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that the weather in the eastern part of Switzerland has stabilized. Postal operations resumed on Thursday, 17 January 2019, with the exception of a few homes that remain isolated.

Swiss Post thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding.

Since 7th January 2019 heavy snowfall is impacting the operational processes in Austria. The snowfall has resulted in closed roads and has cut off many villages across the Alps.

Avalanche warnings prohibit collection and delivery of letter mail and parcels in the zip code areas mentioned below.

Currently it is not predictable when normal postal operation will resume as the snowfall is still going on.

Affected areas include:

Lower Austria: 3100-3399, 3800-3999

Upper Austria: 4400-4599, 4800-4899

Salzburg: 5000- 5799

Tyrol+Vorarlberg: 6000 – 6999, 9900-9999

Styria: 8600-8999

A severe weather event, with rain and floods, in Sydney and neighbouring parts of New South Wales, Australia, is impacting the collection and delivery of all mail products for the state (postcodes 2xxxx).

There will also be impacts on mail flows in and out of Australia due to large delays at Sydney airport and issue transporting the mail to/from the airport.

For more info please got to:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-28/sydney-weather-live-coveraqe-of-floods-and-rani /10459224

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/hea vv-rain-and-storms-hit-s ydney-causinq-commuter-chaos-20181127- p50irv.html

Canada Post workers ordered back to work today   


Senators in Canada passed back-to-work legislation Monday evening forcing an end to the rotating strikes which have been ongoing since October 22.  The order takes effect at 12:00 noon on Tuesday 11/27/18.

Here are a couple of articles detailing the process:
https://globalnews.ca/news/4701352/canada-post-back-to-work-legislation-passed-senate/
https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/senate-passes-legislation-to-end-canada-post-strike-1.4192219 

There will remain a significant backlog and it will take time to return services to normal, especially with the busy holiday season upon us.  We'll continue to monitor the situation and update customers as any new information becomes available.