Thirty-one school boards will be hit by a strike by bus drivers for a day on May 15, and a second day scheduled for the week of May 28. Some 44 unions belonging to the Federation of Public Service Employees, affiliated to the CSN, have received mandates for six days of strike, but so far only the initial date has been scheduled. In all, the federation has 63 member unions, but 19 voted against the proposed strike mandate or did not vote, Stephen P. Gauley, president of the school bus sector, said at a press conference Tuesday. "The other 19 will continue their service as usual." Some 2,170 union members out of 3,000 will be affected by the strike. Union leaders would not say which school boards it would hit for the time being; adding that they notice would be given to affected parents when the time comes. Other unions affiliated with the CSN, the FTQ, and Unifor have succeeded in renewing their contracts with their respective private carriers. Some of these held strike days, others did not. See full story in the Thursday, May 3rd edition of The Record.