Denmark - Trade union 3F opposes age lowering bar personnel - October 31, 2016

The government is moving to allow 15-year-olds to serve alcohol in restaurants. Currently, the minimum age is 18. The current law forbids minors from working in places that serve spirits (hard liquor). The government’s proposal would allow 15-year-olds to clean and wash up, and would also permit them to serve customers until 11 pm under the supervision of an adult. Trade union 3F and opposition party SF are strongly against the government’s proposal that could create situations whereby youngsters become responsible for the further intake of people ‘who have become too drunk’.

English: http://cphpost.dk/news/danish-government-would-allow-minors-to-serve-alcohol ... 

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