NEW YORK (AP) — A strike by unionized nurses at a major New York City hospital has been averted following a successful contract negotiations between management and labor officials.

The New York State Nurses Association and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx said Friday they had reached a deal for a new, four-year contract. Montefiore called it a “fair settlement.” Union officials said the contract “made important advances” on their issues, including staffing levels and health care.

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The nurses said earlier this week that they would strike Jan. 10 if they failed to resolve issues over staffing.

The association represents about 2,300 nurses at the hospital.

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The union also reached agreements with St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, The Mount Sinai Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian in Manhattan in recent days.

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