We’re on the march! Higher education unions taking strike action invite fellow trade union members, students, and the public to join us on a peaceful march through Leeds to demand better: our working conditions are students’ learning conditions!
What time and Where?
11.30am – 12 noon:
After picketing we’ll form up (get ready to march) from 11.30-12 on the Parkinson Building steps (the one with the clocktower – see here!). We will address the marchers before we set off so everything is clear.
We’ll march past Leeds Arts University, into the City, along the Headrow to form a big rally on the Leeds Town Hall steps (here)
A map of the agreed route is here.
Form up rally on Town Hall Steps. Speakers from striking unions and across the movement will address and inspire the crowd using a PA system. We anticipate that the rally will end on or around 2pm.
Time and distance
The route is approximately 1.6km. We expect the march to take approximately 45 minutes. This may vary, depending on the size of the march. We expect the rally at the Town Hall to formally begin by 1pm. If everyone is ready a little earlier, we will begin.
From University of Leeds Parkinson steps, turn left up Woodhouse Lane to traffic lights
Turn right onto Blenheim walk, walk past Leeds Arts University
Continue along New Woodhouse Lane, join Woodhouse Lane
Past Morrisons, into Albion Street
Turn right onto the Headrow, turn right towards Town Hall
(That map again)
Trade union officers and reps will act as stewards to keep the march safe. This event has been properly notified to West Yorkshire Police and Leeds City Council.
This page was last updated on 25 January 2023