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Global Mail Observer

The Global Mail Observer e-newsletter provides you bi-weekly with current and upcoming events that may affect the delivery of your mail and parcels around the world.
Italy 27 May to 24 Jun Rome Fiumicino Airport: Limitations in Flight Operations at Rome's Fiumicino Airport: Following the fire at the beginning of May, the aviation authority ENAC has requested that all airlines reduce their flights from/to Rome’s Fiumicino Airport by 40 percent.
Germany 23 Jun Deutsche Post AG: The unlimited strike by Verdi and DPVKom is still going on. At present a total of 25,000 postal workers are on strike. All 82 Domestic Letter Sorting Centers and some of the 33 Domestic Parcel Sorting Centers are affected. Also the parcel-, letter-, and joint delivery in rural areas. Approximately 80% of letters & parcels are delivered on-time, for the rest please expect a delay by 2-3 days. Volunteers made an extra Sunday delivery. Deutsche Post uses temporary employment agencies and civil servants to avoid further delays. By now the OEs IPZ Frankfurt (Prio) and Niederaula (Non-Prio) are not affected.
India 23 Jun Mumbai: Heavy rains and a flood warning have brought public life in Mumbai to a standstill causing severe air and rail traffic disruptions.
United States 23 Jun Chicago: Flight Disruptions at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Following a line of intense thunderstorms, airlines canceled more than 230 flights at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Monday. Further weather-related flight disruptions possible.
Estonia 23 Jun Victory Day - National Holiday
Latvia 23 Jun Midsummer Eve - National Holiday
Luxembourg 23 Jun Grand Duke's Birthday - National Holiday
Canada 24 Jun Québec: St. Jean Baptiste Day - Regional Holiday
Estonia 24 Jun Midsummer Day - National Holiday
Latvia, Lithuania 24 Jun St. John's Day - National Holiday
Philippines 24 Jun Manila: Manila Day - Local Holiday
Spain 24 Jun Catalonia: St. John the Baptist Day - Regional Holiday
Venezuela 24 Jun Battle of Carabobo - National Holiday
France 25 Jun Announcement of National Rail Strike in France. The French trade union federation CGT has called on its members at railway company SNCF to stage a national rail strike on June 25. Traffic disruptions possible.
Croatia 25 Jun Statehood Day - National Holiday
Slovenia 25 Jun National Day - National Holiday
Azerbaijan 26 Jun Armed Forces Day - National Holiday
Bosnia Herzegovina 28 Jun Republika Srpska: St. Vitus Day - Regional Holiday
Ukraine 28 Jun Constitution Day - National Holiday
Chile, Colombia, Malta, Peru 29 Jun St. Peter and St. Paul - National Holiday
Italy 29 Jun Rome: St. Peter and St. Paul - Local Holiday
Switzerland 29 Jun Graubünden, Ticino: St. Peter and St. Paul - Regional Holiday
Ukraine 29 Jun Constitution Day Holiday - National Holiday
Germany 01 Jul Deutsche Lufthansa AG: The cabin crews' union UFO today issued an ultimatum and announced possible strikes at Lufthansa. If there will be no agreement until June 30, UFO will publish a strike plan for the period between July 01 and September 16. Flight cancellations and delays possible.
Canada 01 Jul Canada Day - National Holiday
Ghana 01 Jul Republic Day - National Holiday
Hong Kong 01 Jul Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day - National Holiday
Sri Lanka 01 Jul Adhi-Esala Full Moon Poya Day - National Holiday
United States 03 Jul Independence Day Holiday - National Holiday
Malaysia 04 Jul Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Putrajaya, Selangor, Terengganu: Nuzul Al-Quran - Regional Holiday
United States 04 Jul Independence Day - National Holiday
Czech Republic, Slovakia 05 Jul St. Cyril and Methodius' Day - National Holiday
Venezuela 05 Jul Independence Day - National Holiday
Czech Republic 06 Jul Jan Hus Day - National Holiday
Lithuania 06 Jul King Mindaugas' Coronation - National Holiday
Brazil 3 to 11 Jun Sao Paulo: Rail Strike Affects Sao Paulo: Unions in Brazil have called on their members to stage a strike at the CPTM in Sao Paulo, which is affecting more than 3 million people. Traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Germany 08 Jun Deutsche Post AG: Indefinite Strike at Deutsche Post AG: Union Verdi announced an indefinite strike at Deutsche Post AG, affecting both mail and parcel delivery. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
India, Thailand 08 Jun Assam, Bangkok: Floods in Parts of India and Thailand: The annual floods in the Indian state of Assam have started. Six districts have been affected so far: Barpeta, Sonitput, Dhemaji, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Lakhimpur. Heavy rain also hit the Thai capital of Bangkok. Delays in mail processing and delivery in the affected areas possible.
Spain 08 Jun Strike Announcement by Air Traffic Controllers in Spain: Spanish Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA) called on their members to stage a strike, scheduled to take place two hours in the morning and in the afternoon. Air traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
United States 08 Jun Chicago O’Hare International Airport: More Flight Cancellations at Chicago O’Hare Intl. Airport: Severe storms moved through the Chicago area, causing 300 flight cancellations (inbound and outbound) at O'Hare International Airport. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Argentina 09 Jun Transportation Strike in Argentina: Transportation unions announced to stage a national strike, which will likely affect all types of transport including air transport. Traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Jordan 09 Jun King Abdullah's Accession to the Throne - National Holiday
Spain 09 Jun La Rioja: Day of La Rioja - Regional Holiday
Spain 09 Jun Murcia: Day of Murcia - Regional Holiday
Jordan 10 Jun Army Day - National Holiday
Portugal 10 Jun National Day - National Holiday
Spain 10 Jun Strike Announcement by Air Traffic Controllers in Spain: Spanish Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA) called on their members to stage a strike, scheduled to take place two hours in the morning and in the afternoon. Air traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
United States 11 Jun Hawaii: Kamehameha Day - Regional Holiday
Paraguay 12 Jun Chaco Armistice Day - National Holiday
Philippines 12 Jun Independence Day - National Holiday
Russia 12 Jun Russia Day - National Holiday
Spain 12 Jun Strike Announcement by Air Traffic Controllers in Spain: Spanish Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA) called on their members to stage a strike, scheduled to take place two hours in the morning and in the afternoon. Air traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Portugal 13 Jun Lisbon: St. Anthony's Day - Local Holiday
Spain 13 Jun Ceuta: San Antonio - Local Holiday
Spain 14 Jun Strike Announcement by Air Traffic Controllers in Spain: Spanish Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA) called on their members to stage a strike, scheduled to take place two hours in the morning and in the afternoon. Air traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Azerbaijan 15 Jun National Day of Salvation - National Holiday
Colombia 15 Jun Sacred Heart Day - National Holiday
Italy 15 Jun Meridiana Fly, Milan Linate/Malpensa: Air Traffic Related Strike Announcement in Italy: Ground personnel at the airports Milan Linate and Malpensa will strike for 24 hours (00:00 – 24:00). Personnel at Meridiana Fly has announced to strike for 4 hours (14:00 - 18:00). Air traffic disruptions possible.
India 16 Jun Punjab: Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji - Regional Holiday
South Africa 16 Jun Youth Day - National Holiday
El Salvador 17 Jun Father's Day - National Holiday
Iceland 17 Jun National Day - National Holiday
United States 17 Jun Massachusetts: Bunker Hill Day - Regional Holiday
Cambodia 18 Jun Ex-Queen Norodom Monineath's Birthday - National Holiday
Taiwan 19 Jun Dragon Boat Festival Holiday - National Holiday
Trinidad and Tobago 19 Jun Labor Day - National Holiday
United States 19 Jun Texas: Emancipation Day - Regional Holiday
Argentina 20 Jun Flag Day - National Holiday
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan 20 Jun Dragon Boat Festival - National Holiday
Finland, Sweden 20 Jun Midsummer Day - National Holiday
United States 20 Jun West Virginia: West Virginia Day - Regional Holiday
Bolivia 21 Jun Aymara New Year's Day - National Holiday
Canada 21 Jun Northwest Territories, Nunavut: Aboriginal Day - Regional Holiday
Taiwan 21 Jun Dragon Boat Festival Holiday - National Holiday
Bolivia 22 Jun Aymara New Year's Day Holiday - National Holiday
Canada 22 Jun Newfoundland and Labrador: Discovery Day - Regional Holiday
Croatia 22 Jun Anti-Fascist Resistance Day - National Holiday