Jane Loftus – trade union and anti-racist stalwart

By Searchlight Team


Searchlight would like to pay tribute to Jane Loftus, President of the Communication and Workers Union who died yesterday after a short illness.

Having joined CWU in Liverpool in 1982, Jane became the first woman to hold the position of Chair of the Postal Constituency as well as the first woman to become National President.  She was known for fighting for more representation for women at all levels of the union and will be sorely missed by members of the CWU and throughout the wider movement.

.Jane fought injustice and discrimination within the trade union movement and was a stalwart of the anti-racist and anti-fascist movement,  a regular and impassioned speaker at many anti-racist demonstrations and conferences.

Tributes to Jane have been flooding onto social media platforms and Searchlight extends condolences to Jane’s husband, Chris and her daughter, Joanna and to all her trade union comrades and friends.

A lotta continua!