It will not be a full strike as a labor court threatened the unions with a $22,400 fine if they did not maintain 80 percent service. Even with the mandate, there will be increased pressure on the airports as thousands of World Cup fans are set to arrive in the city. One of the routes affected flies to Sao Paulo, where the World Cup is being held.
The workers are trying to negotiate a 5.6 percent raise in wages and World Cup bonuses. Subway workers also recently went on strike, demanding a 12.2 percent salary increase. The subway network is only offering an 8.8 percent raise.
The subway workers said they will not strike on opening day.