Service Alert Brazil – Strike Action Start Date: 8th August – End Date: Unknown Local media sources indicated on 30th July that postal workers with Correois in Rio Grande do Norte have voted for a strike starting 8th August over salary increases. Union leaders declared that the strike may escalate to a nationwide level. No further details on when the strike would end have been disclosed.
Indonesia – Earthquake Pos Indonesia has advised that many post offices have suffered major damage after an earthquake struck Lombok Island on 5th August. Delays may be expected in the processing and delivery of all postal items in the areas with the following postcodes: Mataram: 83000-83365, Selong: 83600-83672, Sumbawa Besar: 84300-84381.
China – Tropical Storm Jongdari Start Date: 2nd August – End Date: Unknown Tropical Storm Jongdari, which has left Japan, is currently centred over the East China Sea. Forecasts predict that Jongdari is heading towards the central coast of China, and is expected to make landfall over Shanghai area by 2nd August as a tropical storm, likely causing flight delays and cancellations at airports along the coast.
Canada – Tornado Warning Start Date: 2nd August – Expected End Date: Unknown Government authorities have issued a tornado warning for Ottawa, Canada due to a strong thunderstorm moving in the area. Damaging winds, large hail and localised intense periods of rainfall are to be expected. Disruption of road and air traffic is possible.
Thailand – Weather Alert Start Date: 31st July – End Date: Unknown Weather sources are reporting that a nationwide weather alert for heavy rain has been issued since 31st July across Thailand. Authorities have warned about possible landslides and flash floods. Flooded road are highly expected.
Japan – Tropical Storm Jongdari Start Date: 29th July – End Date: Unknown According to weather reports, Tropical Storm Jongdari is currently centered about 1,013 miles south-southwest of Tokyo and is forecast to strengthen to a Typhoon before reaching Japan on 29th July. Warnings have been issued for multiple cities in Japan, including Niigata, Iwaki, Kanazawa, Tokyo, and Shizuoka. Associated strong winds, as well as, heavy rain and floods are likely which may affect power outages and disrupt business operations.
Strike Spain Start Date: 29th July – End Date: 4th August It has been reported that ground staff workers unions at Spanish airports have announced a strike starting on 29th July and reportedly ending on 4th August. More than 60,000 works will participate in the strike.
USA – Mail Delays Start Date: 27th July – Expected End Date: Unknown Delays are expected in the delivery of international mail addressed to the areas in the United States of America due to delays in the processing at the Office of Exchange (OE) of Los Angeles and a subsequent increase in the backlog.
Greece – Wildfires Start Date: 24th July – End Date: Unknown Please be advised, operations in Greece may be impacted due to severe wildfires in Southern mainland regions and as a result, delays may be expected.
Start Date: 23rd July – End Date: 30th July It has been reported that air traffic controllers from the Skycontrol union in Geneva and other regional Swiss airports will hold industrial action from 23rd July over working conditions. The strike action is set to last a week, however, the union warns it could last longer. Geneva, Bern and Lugano airports are expected to be worst impacted.
France – Delays Start Date: 23rd July – End Date: Unknown There may be some delays for some mail due to industrial actions at the below distribution centres: Agde Mer et distribution centre (34300) Villeneuve la Garenne (92390) Limours (91470)
The designated operator of South Africa, South African Post Office have informed us that employees launched a nationwide strike on Tuesday 3rd July. As a consequence, delays in the collection and delivery of all inbound and outbound mail are to be expected. South African Post Office is doing everything possible to deal with the situation. South African Post Office thanks everyone for their understanding and cooperation and will update as soon as the situation returns to normal.
Start date: 16th July – End date: Unknown. It has been reported that severe flooding has been occurring across the city of Manila since 16th July. Heavy rain has severely inundated many roads, and transportation is reportedly being disrupted. Further disruption is expected until weather conditions return to normalcy.
Start Date: 13th July – End Date: Unknown. Severe rainstorms have caused flooding that has impacted over two million people in multiple provinces across South and Central China, causing widespread disruptions such as train service cancellations, landslides, road closures and flight delays. Disruptions have been reported in Sichuan, Gansu, Chongqing, Guangdong, and Guangxi provinces. Further rainfall was expected for Sichuan province in the coming days, likely extending disruptions.
Start Date: 29th June Korea Post has advised that due to high volumes of incoming mail, delays may be expected for mail sent to South Korea.
Start Date: 22nd June End Date: Unknown Antigua and Barbuda Post Office have advised, that postal staff are currently staging a sit-in. This is impeding operations and resulting in delays in the movement of mails
Start date: 26th April The processing of post in Nicaragua has been halted due to the political unrest in the country. Deliveries will suffer delays until the situation has been resolved.