Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Germany, France, United Kingdom, and Finland
Administrative Services
Security And Investigation Activities
Security Systems Service Activities
80.20 - Security systems service activities

850 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 November 2012
Employment effect (start)
30 November 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Defence and security company Cassidian, part of the EADS group, will cut 850 jobs in Europe in an effort to save costs and increase profitability. Most jobs will be lost in management and administrative functions.

The company did not detail in which countries and at which sites the job reduction will take place. According to unions information, the majority of the reduction will be implemented in Germany, other job cuts are expected for France (100 jobs), the United Kingdom (100 jobs) and Finland (30 jobs).

It is reported that Cassidian assures that no forced dismissals will take place.


  • 30 November 2012: Cassidian
  • 7 December 2012: De Standaard
  • 30 November 2012: Le Figaro


Eurofound (2012), Cassidian, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 74592, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74592.