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Incident bulletin 17th February 2017

This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Finland, Canada, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia.

Finland

Start date: 17th February
End date: 22nd February

The Finnair cabin crew has announced to go on strike on February 17. The IAU (Finnish Aviation Union), which represents ground staff at Helsinki airport (HEL), has also announced strike measures on February 17 from 14:00 to 19:00 and on February 22 from 15:00 to 19:00. Further unions are expected to join the strike.

Canada

Start date: 15th February
End date: ongoing

If you have sent or are sending a letter or parcel to Canada, please note that delivery may be delayed by as long as several weeks. Severe weather conditions and high mail volumes from the peak festive season have caused a backlog at Canada Post.

Australia

Start date: 8th February
End date: ongoing

Weather warnings have been issued across Western Australia (Zone 2, Postcodes 6315, 6317, 6353, 6355, 6341, 6343, 6335, 6336, 6337, 6338). Heavy rainfall is forecast, leading to flash flooding and unpredictable levels in floodways and river crossings. This will affect the collection and delivery of all mail products. Infrastructure damage has been reported along parts of the South Coast Highway, Great Southern Highway and North West Coastal Highway. Within Perth, there have been power outages, flooding and traffic disruptions.

Start date: 17th February
End date: 20th February

From the 17-19 February Australia Post will be upgrading their internal IT systems. As a result of this the Australia Post tracking system will be offline from 9pm (Local time Australia) on Friday 17 to approximately midnight on Saturday 18 February. Customers will not be able to access international tracking information on the Australia Post website during this time.

Philippines

Start date: 10th February
End date: ongoing

A severe earthquake and several aftershocks hit the province of Surigao del Norte in the south of the Philippines on February 10 and 11. According to authorities, serious material and infrastructure damage and power outages occurred. The provincial airport was closed.

Indonesia

Start date: 9th February
End date: ongoing

Heavy rainfall has prompted landslides and flooding in Bali province and East Lombok regency (West Nusa Tenggara province), causing damage to properties and infrastructure, including roads and bridges. The airports Denpasar (DPS) and Lombok (LOP) are operating normally. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue. Delays in mail delivery services are expected.

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