Cosatu has intensified its opposition to the employment tax incentive because of the government’s refusal to exclude labour brokers from the scheme. Matthew Parks, Cosatu’s parliamentary co-ordinator, said on Thursday that the union federation was going to support the latest incentive but rejected it because Cosatu’s demand for the exclusion of labour broking companies and outsourced services providers was ignored. Cosatu said these types of firms did not support decent work and fair labour practices. "Government wasn’t able to agree. Our support for the extension fell by the wayside," Parks said.