Danbury Hospital Nurses, Health Network Agree On Three-Year Contract

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Danbury Hospital nurses and the Western Connecticut Health Network have agreed on a new contract.
Danbury Hospital nurses and the Western Connecticut Health Network have agreed on a new contract. Photo Credit: File Photo

DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury Hospital nurses and the Western Connecticut Health Network have agreed to a new three-year contract. 

The Danbury Nurses Union, Unit 47, AFT Local 5047 recently ratified a tentative agreement with WCHN, according to a press release. The new collective bargaining agreement covers about 600 registered nurses at Danbury Hospital through March 31, 2017, according to the release.

“We have a long and proud history of promoting our nurses and providing our patients with excellent care, and we will continue to do so together," said WCHN spokesperson Andrea Rynn in the release. 

“During talks, both sides gave the highest priority to the issues impacting delivery of quality patient care," said Unit 47 President Mary Consoli. "The end result is an agreement that shows the mutual commitment of our union leaders and the network’s nursing managers to what matters most; the health of our patients.” 

Hospital administration and union leadership agreed not to disclose or discuss specific details of the contract.

"Both agree it is a fair and equitable package allowing an uninterrupted focus on their patients," according to the release. 

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