PRESS RELEASE 187
Agreement on cross-border workers in Campo de Gibraltar
17/11/2020
The authorities of Spain, the United Kingdom and Gibraltar have agreed on the procedure allowing 15,000 residents of the EU who work in Gibraltar, nearly 10,000 of them Spanish, to continue to enjoy their rights after 1 January 2021. On the Spanish side, those taking part were the Association of Municipalities of Campo de Gibraltar, the Regional Government of Andalusia and Central Government.

The Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU guaranteed that by cross-border workers would continue to benefit from all the labour rights they enjoyed under EU law before Brexit. Spain included a Protocol on Gibraltar in the Withdrawal Agreement and signed a memorandum with the UK on the rights of citizens and workers to strengthen this aspect of Brexit. Since its entry into force, the three levels of government have negotiated how to apply these rights to those who enter Gibraltar every day to work. 

Starting on 1 December, cross-border workers may check on a website run by the Gibraltar authorities whether they are registered as such. Starting on 1 January 2021 they may also, if they so wish, ask the Gibraltar authorities for a letter certifying their employment condition. The letter will only be issued to people who ask for it.

Workers who are not registered as cross-border and consider that they have the right to be so may notify the Gibraltar authorities to explain their case.  

The Gibraltar authorities will give details of the procedure in a publication.

Workers may certify their identity at any time and on entering Gibraltar using their Spanish passport or DNI, or the passport or official ID of any other country in the EU. 
 
Starting on 1 January, and as long as they continue to be considered as such, cross-border workers will receive the treatment they have a right to under EU law, despite Brexit. 

This agreement is a response to one of the main concerns arising from Brexit in Campo de Gibraltar and Gibraltar. 

The parties to the agreement will continue to meet to discuss any matters that may arise, in coordination with the European Commission as guardian of the EU treaties and their correct application. 

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