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In the course of an address by Taylor MP Leesa Vlahos, Parliament heard of a number of serious complaints regarding the treatment of workers at the Adelaide Poultry processing plant, thePortside Messenger has reported.

National Union of Workers state leader Dave Garland says workers at the plant, owned by Baiada Poultry, have come forward with allegations, including working in areas contaminated by harmful gas and with injuries, including broken ankles.

The union has established a taskforce to investigate the claims and Mr Garland said a team, including two multilingual lawyers, were collecting evidence and case studies to lodge with Fairwork Australia.

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The union also expects to lodge evidence with Safework SA, Workers Compensation Service and the Equal Opportunity Commission.

The claims were first raised with the union by Sudanese migrant Anyuon Mabior, who claims he was unfairly sacked on September 16 after four years with the factory, when he raised concerns about racism with management.

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