Karen Kershaw works at Food Basics in London as a cashier/supervisor. She has worked at the store for 20 years and enjoys helping customers and her co-workers. Karen is happy to work in a unionized environment. She feels protected having the Union to fight for her rights, and the contract has provided members with benefits and a pension plan along with vacation.
Karen has been a Union Steward for more than 10 years. She enjoys helping members and being a voice for them, especially for those who are less confident and younger members. Karen says the best part of being a Steward is standing up for all the members and the satisfaction in knowing you have helped them.
In her spare time, Karen likes to travel, but much of her free time is spent at a retirement home visiting her dad as much as she can.