Staff at this Cassidian plant in Bavaria are coming to terms with a prospect they never thought they'd face – compulsory redundancy. It was unheard of at EADS – it's parent company – until now. The European aerospace group is cutting 5,800 jobs and around a quarter will be forced losses. Few expected that to be the consequence when EADS's Chief Executive vowed to run a "normal" company after restructuring earlier this year. Ruediger Luetjen is Chairman of the EADS works council.