Canada Post (CPC) has withdrawn its latest 72 hour notice (of possible lockout) that would have ended today (Monday, July 11). Both sides have agreed to a 30 day "cooling off period". While CPC has proposed binding arbitration if the parties can't negotiate a settlement, the union does not favor arbitration at this point. We'll have to stay tuned on that.
IMS will continue to post updates to our blog.
Emergency Information System Message
The designated operator of China (People’s Rep.), China Post Group, asks us to inform the designated operators of other Union member countries that severe floods in the provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang (postcodes in the following ranges: 430000–443000, 410011–427000, 230000–247000, 210000–226000, 310000–325800) are affecting the collection and delivery of all mail products as of today, Wednesday, 6 July 2016.
China Post Group will update designated operators via EmIS once the situation returns to normal.