School bus drivers back behind the wheel Thursday after reaching agreement in principle

After a two-day strike, school bus service resumes Thursday morning, now that the drivers union and Autobus Transco have reached an agreement in principle.

Pressure tactics come to an end as union members make plans to vote on tentative deal

Autobus Transco buses will be grounded on Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, as the company's 330 bus drivers stage a two-day strike. The drivers are seeking higher wages. (CBC)

Montreal parents of school-aged children can breathe a sigh of relief.

After a two-day strike, school bus service resumes Thursday morning, and no other pressure tactics are on the horizon now that the two sides have reached an agreement in principle.

The 330 drivers went on strike after rejecting a contract offer from their employer, Autobus Transco. Mediation failed. 

The union, STTT–CSN, said Wednesday that an agreement in principle has now been reached.

Its members will learn the details of the agreement at a general assembly in the coming days before voting on it.