Poste Italiane informs that following the big earthquake that hit Central Italy during the night of the 24th of August, postal services have been highly affected in large areas of the country. Currently the most impacted Italian districts are Lazio, Marche and Umbria. Additional information will be provided as soon as possible. 

Canada Post has posted an update on the ongoing negotiations with their labor union.  IMS will continue to monitor and advise our customers as needed.  Stay tuned ......

From the UPU .....

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, asks us to inform the designated operators of other Union member countries of a one-day strike by staff of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, who are responsible for customs clearance in all inbound offices of exchange, on Friday, 12 August 2016.

This will cause delays to all inbound mail, both on 12 August and on the days following the strike, until the backlog is cleared.

Australia Post thanks all member countries for their understanding.

Not a lot to report this week, but negotiations are continuing.  The update from Canada Post can be found here.

Not much new to report, but both sides remain upbeat and appear to be making modest progress.  You can view updates from both Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers

IMS will continue to monitor and post updates.