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Toyota Motor Corp. is considering scrapping seniority-based annual wage increases for factory staff following the introduction of a similar measure for office personnel and engineers, Toyota officials said Tuesday.

The move is designed to introduce a merit-based wage system throughout the company. Seniority-based wages account for roughly 20 percent of basic wages for plant staff.

Toyota plans to start talks on the proposal with its labor union later this year.

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