All India Gig Workers Union

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FoundedAugust 2020[1]
AffiliationsCentre of Indian Trade Unions

The All India Gig Workers Union (AIGWU) is a trade union federation of gig economy workers, predominantly in food delivery, in India. The federation is affiliated with the Centre of Indian Trade Unions.[2]


AIGWU was founded in August 2020 during protests of Swiggy workers against a pay reduction.[1] During these protests, AIGWU moved from organic outbursts to a strategically thinking organisation.[2]

In December 2020, AIGWU and other Indian trade unions, including the Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers, called on the Ministry of Labour to not exempt gig companies from contributions to state social security.[3]

In October 2021, AIGWU reacted positively to a push by the Indian government to reclassify gig work as employment.[4]


  1. ^ a b Nishant Kauntia (27 August 2020). "How Swiggy threatened to "suspend" protesting Delhi workers after second pay cut in seven months". Caravan Magazine.
  2. ^ a b P.K.Anand (9 November 2020). The All-India Gig Workers Union: A case study (Report). China Labour Bulletin.
  3. ^ "Gig, Platform Workers' Unions Write to Labour Ministry Demanding Universal Social Security". 20 December 2020.
  4. ^ Nishant Kauntia (19 October 2021). "India's gig workers may be conferred employee tag in major government policy shift: Report". Medianama.