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New living wage employer in Stratford

Stratford is now home to another living wage employer.

The United Way Perth-Huron says Accumetal Manufacturing, a metal fabrication, and welding technology company, has signed on to pay their employees a living wage.

Based on a 35-hour workweek, the pay rate is calculated regularly using local data and took into account the living expenses of a weighted average of family types including a family of four, a single mother supporting a seven-year-old child and a single adult, once government transfers and deductions were taken into account.

Everyday expenses in the calculation included food, housing, utilities, childcare, and transportation.

The wage in our region, just updated this month, is $17.95 an hour.

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