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Incident bulletin 20th July 2018

Incident bulletins are sent weekly with information about situations that affect postal distribution. The latest information is always available online on our web where you can also subscribe to receive this weekly Incident bulletin by email.

This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Switzerland, China, Philippines and South Africa.

 

Switzerland

Start date:                23rd July
Expected 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 July 23 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 the worst impacted.

China

Start date:                13th July
Expected End date:  unknown

Since July 13, severe rainstorms 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.

Philippines

Start date:                16th July
Expected End date:  unknown

It has been reported that severe flooding has been occurring across the city of Manila since July 16. Heavy rains have severely inundated many roads, and transportation is reportedly being disrupted. Further disruption is expected until weather conditions return to normalcy.

South Africa

Start date:                 1st October 2017
Update:                      20th July

South African Post Office has updated that the nationwide strike affecting the collection and delivery of mails has ended. However, mail accumulated during the strike may take about 20 working days to be processed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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