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  • noun A monetary pool, in which tips are collected and later shared out between all staff, e.g. in a restaurant.


  • This is known as a tronc and the person who shares out the tips is called a 'troncmaster'.


  • The Employment Appeal Tribunal has given an important judgment about tips, service charges and the national minimum wage: it has ruled that restaurant employers who make inadequate wages up to the minimum wage level by redistributing service charges and tips to waiting staff via a "tronc" system act unlawfully.

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  • Essentially a tronc works by tips and service charges being collected and then held on trust by a member of staff, who then distributes it to colleagues.

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The word 'tronc' comes from a French word meaning 'collection box'.