BMW will not extend the contracts of 10,000 contract workers, a company source told Reuters on Friday, as the German luxury carmaker seeks to reduce its capacity due to the coronavirus crisis.
The Munich-based company said earlier on Friday it had reached an agreement with the works council on a package of "personnel measures for a sustainable future."
Daimler, meanwhile, on Friday said it had put on hold a development alliance in the area of automated driving between its luxury brand Mercedes-Benz and rival BMW.
"Following extensive review, the two companies have arrived at a mutual and amicable agreement to concentrate on their existing development paths, which may also include working with new partners," Daimler said in a statement.
Daimler said the cooperation, which was announced in 2019, may resume at a later date.