There is a glimmer of hope for parents and students whose schools are served by buses operated by the Transco company.
In a statement issued on Monday, Transco Quebec says it has reached a tentative agreement in principle with its union members.
According to Laurie Henner, area general manager at Transco Quebec, Transco and negotiators for its CSN-affiliated bus drivers reached a tentative agreement last week.
The agreement will now be voted on in the coming days by Transco employees.
The bus drivers held three strike days earlier this winter starting in January, which forced some 15,000 students to find alternative means of getting to school.
The CSN union had reached a tentative agreement with the company but it was later rejected by 83 per cent of its members.
Since then, the bus drivers had given their executive a mandate to hold an unlimited general strike.