Bertrand met previously with Naqvi on Aug. 15 and then with Premier Kathleen Wynne when she visited Sudbury on Aug. 30.
The union boss thought he was going to meet with the labour minister again Sept. 5, but it turned out a miscommunication saw him meet only with Naqvi's staff.
This led Bertrand to request a meeting with Naqvi personally to discuss the province's proposal for a mining probe.
While Local 6500 and a community committee called Mining Inquiry Needs Everyone's Support (MINES) have been pushing for a full inquiry into mining safety in Ontario, the province wants to hold a less-extensive review.
Despite the province's position, Local 6500 is continuing its lobbying efforts for a full inquiry.
“At this point, we're going to be listening to them, and seeing if we can come to a decision with the changes that we looked at when we had a proposal and a discussion about that proposal,” Bertrand said.
He said he's unsure when an announcement about a mining probe could be coming.
“I don't know how soon there would be an announcement at this point, but we need to have this meeting before any decisions will be made,” Bertrand said. “The outcome depends on what comes out of this.”