Union Wants to Block Sainsbury Bid

The Unite union has come out against the bid for the UK's third largest retailer by the Qatari Investment fund.

Unite said the British government should block the Qatari fund's bid for Sainsbury's.

Brian Revell, the national organiser for the food and agriculture section of Unite questioned how it could be in Britain's interest to allow Sainsubury's to effectively become nationalised by a Gulf state.

Revell added that Sainsbury's provides stable employment for over 150,000 people.