The Health Minister has said that if there is increased productivity in the health service - there will be no pay cuts.
James Reilly addressed around 360 nurses and midwives at the INMO conference in Killarney earlier today - where he received a mixed response.
Nurses say any move to cut their allowances will be met with resistance - because they are protected under the terms of the Croke Park deal.
Minister Reilly says the issue is being discussed - in the context of the agreement:
"Croke park is very clear, increased productivity there won't be mean any pay cuts", he said
"…this is a matter for the government and for Minister Howlin, and we will discuss all this around Croke Park in terms of getting results for patients and that is what this is all about".