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2021 Events

 01st March 2021
Future Events are still unable to be confirmed as we enter 2021 and its lock down restrictions, but with the gradual roll out of the second vaccination from 4th January 2021 it is possible that by early summer some of the more senior groups in the UK will have had both doses. Before that phase is completed, we may go into stricter lockdowns so please keep in contact with friends and colleagues in a safe way through the telephone, social bubbles and media where possible. Read more
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2021 reunions

 08th January 2021
In March last year the Veterans Association Committee cancelled all but one of the 2020 reunions because of the Covid-19 virus. By that time nearly 1,300 Veterans had already received confirmation that they would attend a reunion. The 1,300 Veterans who had their reunion cancelled received small hampers in May as a small gesture to recognise their disappointment at missing out on a reunion. As Covid-19 was still around and showed no signs of going away for some time we took the decision to not hold any reunions in 2021. Normally we would be sending out over 10,000 invitations to those reunions but this year none have gone out. We really appreciate the fact that Veterans understand the reason why we had to do this, but we are still aware that it is a disappointment to those who would have accepted the invitation had we been able to send them out. Sadly, we have no way of knowing who would and who wouldn't have accepted their invitation and our budget won’t allow us to send hampers to 10,000 people. We did want to do something though so our Rewards Team will be sending out a £10 Sainsbury’s Coupon to all those who would have been invited to a reunion this year. The Coupons will be sent via post and should arrive by the end of January. If you have moved in the last 6 months and have not yet informed the Rewards Team please let them know via an email to HRops.Reward@sainsburys.co.uk to make sure we have the correct address. Mike Michael.oakes@sainsburysveterans.co.uk Read more

Sainsburys pensions - Payment error

 31st December 2020
Urgent update for pensioners of the Sainsbury’s Section of the Sainsbury’s Pension Scheme Your January 2021 pension payment was made on 31st December 2020 instead of 11th January 2021. This is because of a mistake by our administrators, Willis Towers Watson, who apologise for their error. As a result of the early payment, please be aware for your financial planning that no further payment will be made on the 11th of January. Please also be aware that the payment for February is due to be made on 8th February. If you have any questions please contact Willis Towers Watson directly on 0800 916 8087 or +44 1737 227 587 from outside the UK. Read more