Uruguay: Update 10th December
There has been an industrial action at the Uruguayan Association of Postal Workers (AFPU) since 17th November 2015. These measures have affected the processing of inward international mail (parcels, EMS, LC / AO items in general and small packets). The designated operator of Uruguay asks the designated operators of Union member countries to send ordinary letter-post items ONLY, without track and trace (except for small packets).
Australia: Update 9th December
There were further industrial actions by customs staff from Thursday 10th December – Monday 14th December which affected all offices of exchange.
Iceland: Update 8th December
Due to a storm that started on Monday 7th December all roads to and from Reykjavik were closed, including the road to Keflavik airport. All processing was stopped at 16:00 in all locations, including the OE, due to a nationwide alert advising people to stay at home and not to travel under any circumstance.
The effect on international mail was that inbound mail was not collected from Keflavik airport in the afternoon last Monday and no processing was possible for this mail. There was no mail sent outbound on Monday, with departure Tuesday morning to Europe.