Four weeks ago, my employer (of 4 years) declared he was going bankrupt but had managed to merge his client base and staff with another firm. The location is an hour away. As a single mother of 2 small children (1 with special needs) I calculated that the move i.e. to put my children into Before and After school Care or reduce my (part time) hours would result in losing 1/3 of my wage and that I was unable to do this. They suggested I might be available to help with the merger in the meantime and I agreed. I didn't attempt negotiating with them at the time as it didn't seem an option. Since then, I've been excluded from any input/meetings with the new firm. I suggested that if I reduced my hours (and salary of course) by 5 hours a week my move might be possible. Their reply was that there really wasn't enough work for me but they might talk to me to consider letting me help temporarily during the integration. I expressed my disappointment and suggested that if a position is not available then perhaps we should discuss voluntary redundancy. I am speaking with the new manager tomorrow. Am I in any position to negotiate or demand redundancy? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. The move is only 2 weeks away and I am in limbo. Many thanks.