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.

Canadian Senate will vote on back-to-work legislation today  


Senators in Canada adjourned for the weekend after 8 hours of proceedings on Saturday.  They will make a final decision today (Monday) to force the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) back to work as early as noon on Tuesday.  The full article from CBC News can be viewed here.

We'll continue to monitor the situation but invite you to sign up for email updates from Canada Post here.  IMS and Canada Post will continue to collect, process, and deliver your mail and parcels.  Updates will also be posted in our blog (link below).

The designated operator of Israel, Israel Postal Company, asks us to inform the designated operators of other Union member countries that a general strike, affecting postal services, flights, transportation, government services, etc., has been called for Wednesday, 7 November 2018.

This will result in delays in postal services in general, and EMS in particular.

Israel Postal Company thanks designated operators for their understanding.

Issue details:

Poste Italiane (IT) wishes to share the following information:

Due to the severe weather conditions that since October 29th till November 2nd affected several parts of Italy, considerable problems occurred in local road flows causing also the impossibility to reach whole parts of the national territory. This situation had a serious impact on the delivery service, with a general slowdown in the areas concerned, as well as the suspension of the delivery activity where the staff safety was compromised. Currently, we are working to recover the situation and restore the normal operativity.

An update will follow, as  soon as more information is available.