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Cross-Frontier Group updates Picardo on Brexit work

The Cross-Frontier Group met with Chief Minister Fabian Picardo yesterday to update him on its work following the Brexit vote.

The group, which brings together union and employer representatives from both sides of the border, underscored the message of cooperation in the face of whatever challenges may lie ahead.

“Nobody really knows yet what impact Brexit is going to have,” said Ángel Serrano, the Campo general secretary for leading Spanish union UGT, who currently holds the rotating chairmanship of the Cross-Frontier Group.

“But independently of that, we have to carry on working together to strengthen our cooperation.”

Sr Serrano said the group would set up a number of working groups to prepare detailed memorandums on how Brexit might impact cross-border workers in areas such as healthcare.

The group is also finalising the details of a trip to Brussels in September where it hope to lobby EU officials and ensure they are fully briefed on the implications of Brexit for Gibraltar and the Campo.