MC Salary problem in Germany

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MC Salary problem in Germany

Post by feliz » Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:18 pm

Hi all,
I am writing to ask you whether any of you have problem with their host institution regarding the salary? In my case my host professor told me that our human resources dept. is not very happy that MC salary is higher than other people at a similar level and apparently they are creating some trouble. Again, my host said it will be solved, but just in case: what are my exact rights and at what stage should I file a complaint to the EC? As far as I know EC is quite strict that the salary dictated by the EU should be paid to the fellow not the salary decided by the host institution, right? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: MC Salary problem in Germany

Post by CountZ » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:49 pm

That's correct - the MSCA salary is calculated by the European Commission, based on a fixed base salary and country coefficient grid. This protects individual researchers from the precarity of academics under contemporary market societies. My suggestion would be to tell the HR department to raise everyone else's salary to a reasonable level, rather than fighting to lower yours, which they are getting for free, based on your own work, from the European Commission. :o Although I do hope that you find a more political and less confrontational solution :lol:

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