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CWA, IBEW MEMBERS RATIFY NATIONAL CONTRACT WITH CENTEL

 CWA, IBEW MEMBERS RATIFY NATIONAL CONTRACT WITH CENTEL
 CHICAGO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Centel Corp. (NYSE: CNT) announced today that its Central Telephone Company employees represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have ratified the national contract agreement recently reached with the company.
 Union members ratified the three-year agreement, which takes effect March 1, by more than a 3-to-1 margin. The CWA and IBEW represent more than 5,000 of Centel's 9,500 employees. The national contract does not address wages or other local issues, which will continue to be governed by separate local contracts. It is the first time the company has had a national contract with its unions.
 The wide-ranging national contract includes agreements affecting incidental absences, accident and sickness benefits, attendance, medical benefits, military/reservists leave, reimbursement of relocation expenses, service and seniority bridging, light-duty assignments and retirement pension plan provisions and vesting.
 "We are extremely pleased that our combined memberships have approved this agreement," said T.O. Moses, vice president- telecommunications of the CWA. "This agreement addresses some of the major issues we have been pursuing for some time."
 "Such a contract has long been sought by all our local unions," said Thad Hardin, chairman of the IBEW's TCC-5 Council. "The provisions of this contract were the result of the coming together of the company and the unions. But the real value of this contract -- and ultimately its benefits to Centel's employees and customers -- will be how the language is implemented."
 "This contract is testimony to the partnership Centel and the unions have been forging over the past years," said Samuel E. Leftwich, chairman of Central Telephone Company.
 Chicago-based Centel Corp., which had 1991 revenues of $1.18 billion, provides local exchange telephone service through nearly 1.6 million access lines in seven states, and manages cellular communications systems in 44 metropolitan areas and in more than 50 rural service areas.
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 /CONTACT: William K. White of Centel, 312-399-2735; Art Perry of the IBEW, 202-728-6158, or T.O. Moses of the CWA, 214-637-0173/
 (CNT) CO: Centel Corp. ST: Illinois IN: TLS SU: CON


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