Adding local website content – Q&As
What is the purpose of the local content facility?
To support the Union’s organising agenda by allowing Local and Negotiating Secretaries to create, edit and archive local content including details of forthcoming branch meetings and news items direct to the Union’s website.
What information will members be able to view?
Members will be able to see local information that is relevant to them. This may include:
- Future local association meetings;
- Future federation meetings;
- Local association, federation and regional news;
- Regional training and events;
- Local contacts.
While local association and federation news will be created by local officers, regional news items will be generated by Regional Organisers. Training and events and local contact information will link to information already available within the Union’s website.
Will we need to be trained before we can use the new facility?
The facility to add local news and other content has been designed to be very easy to use. Guidance notes are provided to help guide you through the process of loading news and details of future meetings within the Active Area of the website.
Who will be able to add local content to the local association/federation pages?
In the first instance, this facility will be open to the local secretary/federation secretary. However, in future it is intended that local associations will be able to nominate other members in the local association team to be authorised to add/edit content. The Union will advise when this additional functionality is available.
What about local content that has already been added to the Local and Regional News section of the website?
Where existing content items posted to Local and Regional News section of the website are still relevant, they have been transferred to the relevant local association / federation pages prior to release of the new facility. Secretaries should feel free to edit this content should they wish to update the information presented.