Interesting.........I dont think the CCG is vastly different from most shipping companies. Seafarers are the bottom of the totem pole.......and yet without us, ships would not work, and revenue created.....however, there are always those that will put up with being shoved from pillar to post, and so from the perspective of the " office ", why change things ??
It is not right, of that there is no question, but what can you do ? Collectively one could call the fleet to ransom, all go on strike, but for the majority of the " crew " I am sure conditions are just fine and dandy......and so isolated cases (even 20 or 30) will be ignored.
In the public sector I think it is fare to say that every company is looking for a return on their investment. If you do one trip wonders, then dont expect to be treated with the same attitude as those " lifers ". I did 25 years with the same mob, and comparing my T & C with sigle contract engineers, I can see where the gripe comes from, but if you cannot commit, then dont expect reciprocal commitment.
Its a cold hard fact.......like it or not.