It’s looking “very possible” that Canada Post is going to lock out the union on or shortly after the deadline of July 2, 2016 in an attempt to get them to the table. There will be no options that involve delivery via Canada Post which includes all services offered by IMS.
Customers are able to use USPS “Global Express Guaranteed” (GXG) as the service utilizes FedEx for the final delivery in Canada. More info can be found here.
We’re hoping that if it does go forward that any work stoppage will be short lived. Our plan at International Mail Service Inc (IMS) is to continue collecting mail and parcels, processing, and pushing it into the system till they tell us to stop.
We’ll continue to update as new information becomes available.
Canada Post has warned its biggest customers to prepare for service disruption as contract talks continue. Customers are being told to make contingency plans ahead of a possible contract dispute with workers this summer.
Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have been in contract negotiations since late 2015 to reach a new agreement for about 50,000 workers.
See the full update from Canada Post here.
Severe floods in Tasmania are impacting the collection and delivery of all mail product (letters, parcels and EMS) since 06th of June. Residents have been evacuated and roads and properties are flooded.
Australia Post, asks us to inform the designated operators of other Union member countries that the severe floods in Tasmania (postcodes in the range 7000–7999) have now receded, and services are back to normal as of Thursday, 9 June 2016.
Since June 6, 2016 there's been a strike of customs services employees in Poland. This will result in delays in delivery of postal products. IMS will update this article when anything changes.
Update 7/5/16: As of 7/1, the strike has ended. Due to the backlog created by the work disruption, there could be delays for a few more days.