BENDIGO La Trobe University staff went on strike for the day on Tuesday.
The National Tertiary Education Union informed the university that staff would attend a one-hour stop work meeting at 11am to discuss enterprise bargaining agreement negotiations.
They were also planning to decider whether staff would continue to withhold transmitting student’s subject results to the university.
NTEU media officer Carmel Shute said staff would not return to work for the rest of the day.
She said some Bendigo staff would drive to Melbourne to attend a 2pm rally at the State Library in Swanston Street.
Employees from RMIT, Swinburne University, Victoria University, University of Ballarat and University of Melbourne will also rally.
It is part of the “National Day of Action on Higher Education”.
NTEU Victorian division secretary Dr Colin Long said university staff had to take a stand in the lead up to the federal election.
“We want manageable workloads and improved career paths, as well as more secure work.
“Education quality will decline if class sizes don’t keep increasing and if we don’t turn around the level of casualisation.
“The Labor Government cuts are making a bad situation worse.”