Workers at London Metropolitan University were set to strike on Thursday of this week against bosses’ plans to axe 165 jobs.
The UCU union members met last week and decided on a strategy of escalating strikes and a marking boycott if bosses don’t back down.
They supported following this week’s walkout with a two-day strike next week and a three-day strike the week after.
A strike ballot of Unison union members ends on Friday of this week.
Strike called in Dundee
UCU members at Dundee University have called their third strike, on Tuesday 2 June, against compulsory redundancies to coincide with exam boards on the day.
The battle to stop job cuts has seen staff refuse to apply for their own jobs.