Division of Administration and Finance University Services Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sally J. Rowland-Ketley Director, Printing and Postal Services 713-743-5824 [email protected] USPS Suspends Mail to Canada Due to Canada Post Strike Houston, June 20, 2011 – Due to the expectation by Canada Post officials that the strike by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers will last until at least sometime next week, the U.S. Postal Service suspended accepting mail destined to Canada on Saturday, June 18, 2011, 11:59 p.m. CDT. The USPS will continue to closely monitor the strike situation. Once Canada Post resumes operations, post offices will again accept mail for Canada and resume processing any Canadiandestined mail currently held in the USPS network. To avoid service disruptions or delays — regardless of the duration of the strike at Canada Post — U.S. Postal Service customers can continue to send letters and packages via the Postal Service's Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) service. GXG is a premium, date-certain international shipping option with international transportation and delivery by FedEx Express. GXG forms are available through UH Postal Services. You can also send items overnight via United Parcel Service (UPS) or DHL. UH Postal Services will alert the colleges and departments through their College/Division Administrator when the Canada Post strike is resolved. About the University of Houston The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.