of course that you have compulsion to attend 40 days and no moreYou're missing my point. Calling the AR 'casual labour' or 'PT employees' currently makes no difference to protection in employment rights; it only affects your contracted working structure.
By giving you a PT contract you would get greater protection, eg, guaranteed 40 days a year, but the quid-pro-quo would be compulsion to attend.
For reasons that favour the reservist, eg maximum flexibility (and to pick and chose the best bits) we haven't gone down this route. I accept that the MOD also benefits, we can switch resources on and off easily on and flexibility is a reserve retention positive mechanism.
So the compromise works for both parties - noting that compromise is equal measures of disappointment - until this is changed along with a wholesale culture change, over a generation, we will continue to muddle through with a sub-optimal organisation.