Dave Mitchell branch secretary of the North East Branch has retired from Openreach after 50 years.
Dave was a very active member of the CWU both Locally and Nationally, as you can see from his history below.
Dave who retired from Openreach on the 31st December 2017, has not given up work completely he will continue is work for the CWU both Locally and Nationally.
Dave is currently the branch secretary Locally and SOC member Nationally
You will also notice at the bottom Dave has attended every conference since 1978 and will be attending this year. This could be a record for the most conferences attended.
The Officers of the branch would like to thank Dave for all his years of devotion to the branch and members of the North East and wish him well in his retirement.
Dave in the role of SOC at an Equality Conference
Dave with Julia Upton NEC member for TFS
Dave attending a pensions meeting with National Officer Nigel Cotgrove
and NEC member Stephen Albon
Joined POEU Sept 12th 1967
Branch Rep and Committee Member 1975 on
Assistant Secretary 1979-1987
Chair 1987-1992 Merged with Newcastle to form North East Branch
NORTH EAST BRANCH
Assistant Secretary 1992-1994
Fin Sec 1994-2001
Branch Secretary 2001-Date
Heavily involved in mergers of Darlington/ Northallerton/
NORTH EAST REGION
On various Regional Committees from 1979-2010
Asst.Sec/Vice Chair BT Committee 1994-2001
Chair BT Committee 2001-2010
Asst. Regional Secretary Postal/T&FS 2005-2010
On various National Committees 1992-2010
T&FS Standing Orders Committee 2007-Date
Gen Conf Standing Orders Committee 2010-Date
Openreach National Team 2010-2017
He has also attended every Conference from 1978-Date.