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.

Update 6/9/16: 

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.

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, asks us to inform the designated operators of other Union member countries that, as of 17 April 2016, the serious flooding in the Santiago Metropolitan Region will result in distribution delays for the following categories of items: letter mail, parcels and EMS.

CorreosChile thanks all member countries for their understanding and will update the designated operators through EmIS as soon as the situation returns to normal.

Update 4/25/16:  The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, asks us to inform the designated operators of other Union member countries that the serious flooding in the Santiago Metropolitan Region is over, and postal operations are back to normal.

 

Japan Post asks us to inform the designated operators of other UPU member countries that Kumamoto Prefecture has been severely affected by the strong earthquakes which have occurred in Japan since Thursday, 14 April 2016.

The earthquakes have caused major disruption of rail and road transport in the affected area and neighbouring regions.

The postcode areas affected by these earthquakes are as follows:

860xxxx – 869xxxx (Kumamoto Prefecture)

880xxxx – 889xxxx (Miyazaki Prefecture)

890xxxx – 899xxxx (Kagoshima Prefecture)

Delays are being experienced in the transport of all inbound/outbound mail items (letters, parcels and EMS) in these areas.

Japan Post thanks designated postal operators for their understanding and cooperation and will update them via EmIS as soon as the situation returns to normal.