ANTIGONISH, N.S. -- The union for about 400 striking professors and academic staff at Nova Scotia's St. Francis Xavier University says the school's administration will table a new contract offer on Tuesday.

In a news release on its website the St. Francis Xavier Association of University Teachers says the school has committed to offering a "complete package."

The move comes after talks between the two sides on Sunday.

The association says the talks focused on retirement incentives and other issues.

In a statement association president Peter McInnis says it's hoped a tentative agreement can be reached.

The professors hit the picket line one week ago in an effort to win higher wages and benefits for part-time staff.