It is with heavy hearts that we receive the news of Jane Loftus’ passing. Her dedication and unwavering commitment left an indelible mark on our union. As members of Northern Ireland Telecoms Branch, we join our fellow branches in mourning the loss of a remarkable leader.

Jane’s legacy will continue to inspire us in our ongoing fight for workers’ rights and social justice. She was not only a leader but a symbol of resilience and perseverance. Her contributions to the union and the wider movement have paved the way for a fairer and more equitable society.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to her family and we stand united with the entire CWU in honoring Jane’s memory and upholding the principles she championed.

We will always remember Jane Loftus for her unwavering passion and dedication to our shared cause. As we mourn her loss, let us also take a moment to reflect on the profound impact she has had on our union and the lives of countless individuals.

With deepest sympathy,

CWU Northern Ireland Telecoms Branch



No. 279/23

3rd November 2023

To: All Branches

Dear Colleagues


We are deeply saddened to announce that CWU President and Chair of the Postal Executive Jane Loftus has passed away earlier today following a short illness.

This news will be extremely upsetting to us all.

Jane was a huge figure in our union over many decades and we know Branches, Representatives and members will be shocked and saddened by this news.

We will of course find an appropriate way to mark Jane’s legacy in this union in due course.

However, Jane will be remembered for her passion and commitment and for her inspirational campaigning against all forms of injustice and discrimination – both within the CWU and the wider movement.

At this moment in time our thoughts are with Jane’s husband Chris, her daughter Joanne and her family and on behalf of the whole union we offer them our heartfelt condolences.

Yours sincerely

Dave Ward
General Secretary

Tony Kearns
Senior Deputy General Secretary