"It's time to sit down and hammer out an agreement, if possible. If not, it won't be for lack of effort," said BCGEU president Darryl Walker. "Our members want a deal and we're going to get one."
Talks broke down after mediation failed in June after the union rejected the province’s offer of a 3.5 per cent pay raise over two years.
The union had been seeking a 3.5 per cent wage increase in the first year and a cost of living increase in the second.
Since talks broke down, the BCGEU has conducted four one-day strikes and implemented an overtime ban.
The negotiations will be conducted with a media blackout in place. No information about the process and progress will be released while the two sides are talking.