UFCW 1006A member Deniese Burrell, who works at Loblaw Great Food, is one of the winners of our Share Your Pandemic Story contest!
Congratulations Deniese! Your union has awarded 20 prizes – worth $250 each – to members whose entries are selected in the Share Your Pandemic Story contest.
Here is Deniese's story:
"The spread of COVID-19 was very sudden and changed all of our lives within a matter of months.
I was not able to see my family or loved ones and feared for the lives of my more at-risk relatives.
As an employee of Loblaws, I had to continue working as we were and still are essential workers.
I knew we were in some serious trouble when I would walk through the aisles and all the shelves were completely empty.
For a long time, I avoided getting close to my daughter as I didn't want to put her at risk because she only stayed home.
My union helped me by providing resources and tips on how to stay safe. What's different for my family now is that we are constantly in a state of being cautious. Instead of "don't forget your keys" it's "make sure you have your mask."