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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.
United Kingdom 13 to 17 Oct Public Sector Union Strikes in UK: The union PCS informs about details on the public sector strikes in October: Unison and Unite members working in the NHS in England will strike on 13 October from 7 a.m to 11 a.m., Unite members in Northern Ireland from 11a.m. – 3.p.m.. The four-hour walkouts will be followed by 4 days of action short of a strike, from 14 - 17 October. A strike would possibly affect all ports of entry.
Germany 14 Oct Lufthansa Pilots and Train Drivers Threaten New Strike Actions: The pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit as well as the train engineer union GDL threaten new strike actions by their members. Strikes by Lufthansa pilots are expected to take place in the next few days. Both unions did not yet announce any dates.
India 14 Oct Andhra Pradesh, Orissa: Effects of Cyclone Hudhud: 400,000 people affected. The cyclone wrecked homes, uprooted trees and power lines, and blocked roads in the two states. Visakhapatnam's airport has been shut down. Traffic disruptions and possible delays in mail processing and delivery.
Israel 14 Oct Sukkot Holiday - Public Holiday
Italy, Switzerland 14 Oct Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Piedmont), Switzerland (Ticino): Heavy rain caused several landslides in Switzerland. Floods and heavy rainfalls also in northern Italy. Traffic disruptions and possible delays in mail processing and delivery.
Mexico 14 Oct Guerrero: Protesters in Mexico have attacked the local government headquarters in the state of Guerrero. Protesters blocked several main roads in the city of Chilpancingo. Disruptions in public life and possible delays in mail processing and delivery.
United Kíngdom 14 to 15 Oct UK Border Force Industrial Action: Border Force informs that the PCS Union is holding a day of action, which may affect times when arriving into the UK. Please allow extra time to cross the UK Border, effective from 6 p.m. on Tuesday 14th to midnight Wednesday 15th.
India 15 Oct Manipur: Six major rebel groups in Manipur announced an 18-hour general strike in Manipur in protest against the ‘forceful merger’ of Manipur to Indian Union. The strike would be effective from October 14 midnight till 6 p.m. of October 15. Essential services like media, electricity, water supply, medical and those related with religious purposes would be exempted from the purview of the general strike. Traffic disruptions and possible delays in mail processing and delivery.
Israel 15 Oct Sukkot Holiday - Public Holiday
Tunisia 15 Oct Evacuation Day - Public Holiday
France 16 Oct General Strike in France: CGT has called a 24-hour general strike. Disruptions in public life and possible delays in mail processing and delivery.
Israel 16 Oct Simchat Torah - Public Holiday
United States 17 Oct Alaska: Alaska Day - Regional Holiday
Azerbaijan 18 Oct Independence Day - Public Holiday
United States 18 Oct Alaska: Alaska Day - Regional Holiday
India 22 Oct Diwali (Festival of Lights) - Regional Holiday
Sri Lanka 22 Oct Diwali (Festival of Lights) - Public Holiday
Hungary 23 Oct 1956 Revolution Memorial Day - Public Holiday
India 23 Oct Diwali (Festival of Lights) - Public Holiday
Kenya 23 Oct Diwali (Festival of Lights) - Public Holiday
Macedonia 23 Oct Day of the Macedonian Revolution - Public Holiday
Malaysia 23 Oct Diwali (Festival of Lights) - Public Holiday
Singapore 23 Oct Diwali (Festival of Lights) - Public Holiday
Thailand 23 Oct Chulalongkorn Day (Rama V Day) - Public Holiday
India 24 Oct Govardhan Puja - Regional Holiday
Jamaica 24 Oct National Heroes' Day - Public Holiday
Trinidad and Tobago 24 Oct Diwali (Festival of Lights) - Public Holiday
Bahrain 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Cambodia 25 Oct King Nordom Sihamony's Coronation Day - Public Holiday
Egypt 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
India 25 Oct Bhai Duj - Regional Holiday
India 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Indonesia 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Iran 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Jordan 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Malaysia 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Morocco 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Tunisia 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
United Arab Emirates 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Austria 26 Oct National Day - Public Holiday
Ireland 27 Oct October Bank Holiday - Public Holiday
Kenya 27 Oct Mashujaa Day - Public Holiday
New Zealand 27 Oct Labour Day - Public Holiday
United States 26 Sep to 13 Oct Flight Operations at Chicago Airports Seriously Affected: A fire set by an employee at the air traffic control center in Aurora (Illinois) led to the cancellation of thousands of flights at Chicago's two major airports, disrupting air traffic across the United States. Flight cancellations and flight delays as well as for delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
France 30 Sep Severe Weather in Southern France: The Montpellier region was hit by severe weather again. Delays in mail processing and delivery in the affected areas possible.
Germany 30 Sep Lufthansa Pilots' Strike – Details on Flight Cancellations: 25 long-haul flights from Frankfurt for Tuesday, 30 September. Among others, flights to Singapore, Bangkok and Chicago have been canceled. Following types of aircraft are affected: Airbus A380, Boeing B747, Airbus A330, and Airbus A340. Air traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Saudi Arabia 30 Sep Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
South Africa 30 Sep Postal Strike in South Africa - Current Information: The strike is still affecting postal services, but operations at some mail centers are back to normal.
China 1 Oct National Day (Guoqing Jie) - Public Holiday
Cyprus 1 Oct Cyprus Independence Day - Public Holiday
Hong Kong 1 Oct People’s Republic of China National Day - Public Holiday
Nigeria 1 Oct Independence Day - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 1 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
China 2 Oct National Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Germany 2 Oct German Train Drivers Call for Strike Vote: According to information provided by GDL, the train drivers have called for a strike vote.
Hong Kong 2 Oct Chung Yeung Festival - Public Holiday
India 2 Oct Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 2 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
China 3 Oct National Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Germany 3 Oct German Unification Day - Public Holiday
India 3 Oct Dussehra - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 3 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
South Korea 3 Oct Foundation Day - Public Holiday
United Arab Emirates 3 Oct Day of Arafat - Public Holiday
Azerbaijan 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Bahrain 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
China 4 Oct National Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Egypt 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Ghana 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Greece 4 to 5 Oct Strike Announcement by Air Traffic Controllers in Greece: Greek air traffic controllers are set to go on strike. Flight cancellations and flight delays possible.
Indonesia 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Iran 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Israel 4 Oct Yom Kippur (Day of Atonment) - Public Holiday
Jordan 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Kenya 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Malaysia 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Morocco 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Nigeria 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Pakistan 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Qatar 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Singapore 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Sri Lanka 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Tunisia 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Turkey 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
United Arab Emirates 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Azerbaijan 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Bahrain 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
China 5 Oct National Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Egypt 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Iran 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Jordan 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Morocco 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Pakistan 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Qatar 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Tunisia 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Turkey 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
United Arab Emirates 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Bahrain 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
China 6 Oct National Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Egypt 6 Oct Armed Forces Day - Public Holiday
Egypt 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
India 6 Oct Id-ul-Zuha - Public Holiday
Iran 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Jordan 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Malaysia 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Qatar 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Turkey 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
United Arab Emirates 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Bahrain 7 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
China 7 Oct National Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Egypt 7 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Jordan 7 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Qatar 7 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 7 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Turkey 7 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
United Arab Emirates 7 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Croatia 8 Oct Independence Day - Public Holiday
Italy 8 Oct Air Traffic related Strike Announcements in Italy: - EasyJet cabin crews, 24 hours - Airline and air travel sector (CUB union), 24 hours - Alitalia information scientists, 12:00 - 16:00 Flight disruptions as well as possible delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Peru 8 Oct Battle of Angamos Day - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 8 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Sri Lanka 8 Oct Vap Full Moon Poya Day - Public Holiday
Israel 9 Oct Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 9 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
South Korea 9 Oct Hangeul Proclamation Day - Public Holiday
Ecuador 10 Oct Independence Day - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 10 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Taiwan 10 Oct National Day (Double Tenth Day) - Public Holiday
Macedonia 11 Oct Uprising Against Facism Day - Public Holiday
Bolivia 12 Oct Día de la Resistencia Indígena - Public Holiday
Bolivia 12 Oct Travel Limitations in Bolivia: Due to the presidential and parliamentary elections, the entry and exit of vehicles to/from Bolivia will be limited at the country borders. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Brazil 12 Oct Lady of Aparecida Day/Children's Day - Public Holiday
Chile 12 Oct Encuentro de Dos Mundos - Public Holiday
Spain 12 Oct Hispanic Day - Public Holiday
Venezuela 12 Oct Indigenous Resistance´s Day - Public Holiday
Argentina 13 Oct Columbus Day - Public Holiday
Argentina 13 Oct Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity - Public Holiday
The Bahamas 13 Oct Columbus Day/Discovery Day - Public Holiday
Canada 13 Oct Thanksgiving - Public Holiday
Colombia 13 Oct Columbus Day - Public Holiday
Iran 13 Oct Eid-al-Ghadeer - Public Holiday
Japan 13 Oct Fitness Day - Public Holiday
United States 13 Oct Columbus Day - Public Holiday
United States 13 Oct California: Indigenous People's Day - Regional Holiday
United States 13 Oct South Dakota: Native Americans' Day - Regional Holiday
 
 

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